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Friday, April 19, 2013

Squat - 80kg - 120% of my body weight
Dead lift - 67.5kg - 101% of my body weight
Bench press - 47.5kg - 71% of my body weight

AND 2 chin ups in a row with no rest!

Yep, I'm awesome!

  
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LIVEDAILY 4/27/2013 8:08PM

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That is excellent - good for YOU!!

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ANASARI 4/19/2013 2:35PM

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LYNSEY723 4/19/2013 1:39PM

    Yes, you ARE awesome!!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/19/2013 7:12AM

    WOW!! I'm impressed!!!

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PATSYB7 4/19/2013 6:21AM

    Yep, you are! Keep up the good work!
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SO proud to be a kiwi tonight!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013



Marriage is legal for everyone in NZ! About time, and I hope the rest of the world starts following our lead. We are the 13th country to allow everyone to marry, no matter the sex of the people involved.

Kia kaha, NZ. I've never been more proud to be a kiwi!

  
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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/21/2013 3:23PM

    Hooray!!!! That's wonderful! I wish my country would legalize it everywhere, at the federal level. It's only fair! Hopefully it'll happen this summer when our Supreme Court is supposed to make its ruling on a couple of key cases...


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SCOTTSDAME 4/18/2013 6:45PM

    Yup, this made the news here in Canada. Way to go New Zealand! Well done!

Now if we could just get Australia and the US to pull their heads out of their collective bums on the matter.....

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COLETTEISGREAT 4/18/2013 10:44AM

    It's legal here in emoticon ! Proud to be a Canadian!

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TOTHEFUTURE1 4/17/2013 9:03PM

    Talk is that Aussies will be coming to take advantage of this. Well done

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ANASARI 4/17/2013 8:10PM

    Awesome, hope the States join you soon!

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CATLADY52 4/17/2013 3:59PM

    I am happy for you. emoticon

It would be nice if my country could just get to the point where we don't limit marriage possibilities at all. emoticon

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LYNSEY723 4/17/2013 1:33PM

    So great!! I was so happy to live in Washington State when they passed it here.

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LULUBELLE65 4/17/2013 10:02AM

    That's so great!

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MAPLECANDY3 4/17/2013 9:43AM

    Im so happy that another country has legalized it!! Its so ridiculous that its banned ANYWHERE.

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CARLA-216 4/17/2013 9:22AM

    And that's how it should be!

Meanwhile, in my state [North Carolina], last May it was voted on and, embarrassingly, it was decided that our state constitution would be amended to deny this right, even though it was already illegal. This amendment impacts not only same sex couples, but heterosexual couples as well stating that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State”- meaning that civil unions and potentially other types of domestic partnerships will no longer be legally recognized.

Unreal that the nutjobs running our state legislature allowed a civil rights issue to be voted on [and not even in a general election, but a primary election where turnout is always lower]. Also unreal that we basically have this law based on so many people's "religious" beliefs.

Whew, thanks for letting me vent!

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ADARKARA 4/17/2013 8:41AM

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CDCSMITH2013 4/17/2013 7:54AM

    My state was the first to do the same (although Vermont recognized civil unions first) and I was so proud, so I understand what you mean.

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 4/17/2013 7:18AM

    I understand your excitement. When New York State passed same-sex marriage, I felt proud of my state legislature, my governor and my mayor, the last two of whom actively supported the legislation. The legislature took a long time to come around, so they were a happy surprise.

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ELRIDDICK 4/17/2013 6:58AM

  Thanks for sharing

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CANDEE412 4/17/2013 6:55AM

    good for you

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And my big news is...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I'm not moving to Wellington!

But this goofy guy

is moving to Auckland!

It has all been decided (not organised, he is a boy after all) that when I go to Wellington for a visit on Queens birthday weekend Luke will fly back with me. We will stay with my parents for a couple of weeks until we find somewhere to rent, and then we're out of there and into our own place!

Yes, this is moving fast. It scares me a little to be honest. But we think this is the best decision all around. Wish us luck!!

  
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SCOTTSDAME 4/17/2013 10:37AM

    Ah my absolute best wishes to you both. Living apart from your guy is the worst ( I know all to well) Hooray for you! emoticon This post makes me happy.

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CATLADY52 4/16/2013 6:38PM

    emoticon Good luck to both of you!

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LIVEDAILY 4/16/2013 6:15PM

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You both are committed and determined to make this work. If your parents are supportive (and you both will be living there together for a time), then that says a LOT. Goo dluck in finding your first place together!!
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LYNSEY723 4/16/2013 12:49PM

    WOOHOO! So excited for the new love birds!! :)

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OBIESMOM2 4/16/2013 10:11AM

    emoticon wishing you many happy days together...and LOTS of steamy nights

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CARLA-216 4/16/2013 9:17AM

    Good luck to you lovebirds!

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DRAGONCHILDE 4/16/2013 9:10AM

    Yay! I know you're happy!

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APED7969 4/16/2013 6:45AM

    Congrats! And good luck :-)

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KKKAREN 4/16/2013 6:24AM

    Good Luck!!!

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COLETTEISGREAT 4/16/2013 6:15AM

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Whenuapai 6k run (with pics, of course!)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

My alarm went off at 7am this morning. On a Sunday. Luckily I'd gotten an early night, so I was up soon after to get my breakfast of marmite on white toast (the only thing that doesn't give me a cramp while running). I headed off around 8.15, but not before getting my pre race picture



The race started promptly at 8.45. I had my music and running app all queued up so I pressed the go button and started running. And I had a great run. I fell into a steady 6ish minute per km pace for the first 3km, and I kept up with a man and his 7 year old son. I figured if he could keep the pace on little legs then I could do. The second 3k my pace slowed a little, but I was still averaging just over 6 minutes a km, so I was happy. I hit the 5k mark at 30m3s, just shy of my 30 minute goal! Once I hit the last km I picked up the pace, and I kept telling myself that the faster I ran the faster it would all be over. I crossed the line and fell into an empty chair. I had given it everything I had out there, I needed to sit down!

Then I got someone to take my post race victory photo

While taking this photo my workmate spotted me... How embarrassing!

The results came in a few minutes ago, and here they are

Time - 36m49s (goal of 37 minutes)
Place - 28/47
Division - 2/6

I am so proud of myself! I met both of my goals (to run the whole thing and to finish in under 40 minutes) and I put everything I had into that race. I couldn't have run it better if I Bruno Mars (yummy yummy) was waiting at the finish line to give me a victory kiss!

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    emoticon On both a complete run and under your time limit! emoticon

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    Congrats! Fab time! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 4/14/2013 1:44PM

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CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU DID IT!!

You're numers are outstanding for your 1st 10k!
You should be very proud of yourself!!

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DRAGONCHILDE 4/14/2013 10:31AM

    Rock it! One day, I'll run that far.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/14/2013 7:54AM

    emoticon You ROCK!

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APED7969 4/14/2013 4:23AM

    Congrats on a great time!

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I deadlifted my body weight tonight!

Friday, April 12, 2013

I think the title says it all.

This morning I weighed 65.9kg, and tonight I deadlifted 67.5kg. Coz I could. I even did it 4 times, AND I have witnesses!

I was also that annoying advice person at the gym today. Well, I offered to help and it was accepted, I didn't just butt in. I was finishing up my squats (75kg, thank you very much) and had already done my chin ups when I saw a couple of young guys trying to do chin ups. They weren't quite able to so after a bit of ribbing ("come on, even I can do better than that!"), I offered to help. I told them they could say no if they wanted, but I was happy to show them how to use a band to make the chin up easier until they were ready for the real deal. They accepted and I had a chin up lesson with 3 guys. Then they were my deadlift witnesses. They were impressed :D As they should be, really.

  
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PRETTYPITHY 4/12/2013 1:08PM

    I love, love, love the attitude in this blog! Well earned. Be proud!

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LYNSEY723 4/12/2013 1:06PM

    Will you come coach me?? :) You are doing so awesome. You are an inspiration!

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SAMBINA77 4/12/2013 9:18AM

    rock on with your girl power!

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/12/2013 7:26AM

    You are AWESOME!!! Congrats on your deadlift and on helping the guys!!!

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You are amazing!! You rock! Absolutely love hearing a gal can outmuscle the guys!
Keep up the great work!

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NANCYPAT1 4/12/2013 6:34AM

    That is such a great story - I find people in the gym/fitness centers tend to be very supportive of each other even when their levels of performance are pretty different. Thanks for sharing it.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/12/2013 6:03AM

    emoticon emoticon Jess, I bet those guys went home an blogged.... You should have seen the fit, hot chick I met at the gym! Love that you taught them.

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