Tough Mudder

I’ve registered to do Tough Mudder¬†at Phillip Island in January. It’s an extreme obstacle course run over about 18kms. Fire, Ice baths, log carrying, electric shocks are all part of the deal. They have a great marketing mind behind the whole thing. Now I love getting dirty, we used to camp as kids and loved the outdoorsy lifestyle, but I am intimidated by having to run so far. I’ve downloaded C25K onto my phone and went for my first run yesterday. Hadn’t figured out how to get the music playing so pretty much exercised for half an hour waiting for the voice in my ears to tell me what to do. It felt good I must say, heart was pumping but I wasn’t scared of running which I have been in the past.

Hutch is doing it with me, he did it this year and loved it, but is very fit so is really doing to to support me and help me finish. Some other friends have registered too, and I think it will be helpful to have them keep me honest when training needs to be done.

I just hope it’s not a 40 degree day, I don’t cope very well in the heat at all.

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New Found Friends

I’m really enjoying the kids at the moment, four and two are great. The three of them have settled in beautifully into the local daycare centre, M ran into her room the other day and the boys have made some lovely friends, one who lives across the road, and another who lives two blocks away.

We had one family over for dinner last night, the first of the next round of new friends. E was so excited he wanted to wait on the front porch for his buddy to arrive in the freezing cold, we managed to convince him to sit in the front bay window and watch from there. It was so easy, the boys played comfortably together and our guest switched easily from kicking the footy with E, to doing a puzzle with W. A quick meal of spaghetti and meatballs and a couple of bottles of red for the grown ups; it was all over in a couple of hours, and kids still in bed by 730.

I hope we can do it again, such a lovely family. I’m looking forward to these kinds of things, meeting new people from kinder to school and seeing the kind of friends the kids choose, they’ve done pretty well so far.