Thursday, January 7, 2016

Catch up in Pictures

Christmas & New Years has been & gone leaving me wondering what I've done with my time!!  I had my parents stay from Xmas eve til Jan 2nd, so most of it was taken up with them & other family gatherings + trying to get stuff done around the house & attempting to keep up with my training.  

Something had to give & it was indeed some training. Distance ran in total 2015 was less than 2014 (declined October, November & December!!).  I guess moving house & our new living arrangements was bound to take some adjusting to.  

But onwards & upwards for 2016.  I've just started a 20 week training program leading to the Great Ocean Road Marathon, with the aim to run the whole bloody way this year (no stopping for a sook or a walk - although I'd still take a quick hug at the 39km mark from Plumbing Boy!!) which should ensure a better time than 2015.

Here is a bit of what I've been up to over the past few weeks in pictures.

Preparing for & installing a raised veggie bed:

And removing the spoil & other rubbish.  Preparing for the hot house installation & watching stuff grow.

Trixie love.  She is such a delight & makes me happy every single day.  Although not as much this week & the next week & possibly the week after - she's on heat LOL!  There is a little cleaning up to do when I let her inside & the poor baby has to sleep outside (in her basket) til that is over; & of course I can't really walk her.  Lucky our living area is all tiles.  Next time she's on heat I have to take her back to the breeder for mating as she will have one last litter before she is ours permanently.  We will get her spayed after that litter.  Now.  I wonder if we can talk the boss into a puppy between now & then!!!!!

Lots of eating & drinking:

And some running.  I ran both Christmas Day & New Years Day.  I've run Christmas morning as a gift to myself before things get too hectic for the past few years & plan on keeping up that tradition!  I saw a tiger snake Christmas morning - some lovely walkers let me know it was on the path up ahead.  My niece & I saw another (+ a blue tongue lizard) while walking Trixie on New Years Day.  And I saw my 3rd on Saturday after a lovely cyclist stopped to let me know there was one up ahead.  Slightly disconcerting & buggers up my time while I wait for them to slowly slither off, but, better slow than bitten!!!

I hope you & yours enjoyed seeing in the new year or sleeping it in as was our case & that 2016 brings you peace, joy, health & love.  Cheers!