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Mairangi Bay 5K

Saturday, October 16, 2010

One goal crossed off my list! This morning I completed my second 5K to raise money for a good cause. This walk was raising money for a new ultrasound machine for Starship Childrens Hospital. Such a good cause! Starship took good care of my man when he got his transplant (he was 17, so still a 'child') so I am happy to help raise money for them! Just incase anyone is interested it was a kidney transplant and he is doing fine now and has been complication free for 2 years!

The walk was good, but hilly! The volunteers kept saying "just a short uphill" and we kept moaning about how much they were lying! But it was good and we finished in 1h2m. Very respectable, we thought! It started spitting about halfway through and it kept getting heavier until it was bucketing down about 5 minutes after we finished! AND I got a race number. How pro am I?

Now I'm going to have a hot shower and some lunch and do some assignments.

Here is the prerace picture! No more because my battery died! A shame because we got some good views of Rangitoto island along the way :(

  
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LEXIE63 10/17/2010 2:57PM

    Well done you! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MBSHAZZER 10/17/2010 9:35AM

    Great job and what a good cause! congratulations!

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CARLA-216 10/17/2010 9:05AM

    Great job!

Boo to the batteries dying, but just as well because I'd have to be jealous of the views all over again. ;)

Glad your man is doing well after his transplant. Gotta love modern medicine!

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STARINTHENIGHT 10/16/2010 11:13PM

    Congrats on completing the 5k! That sounds like a lot of fun & for a great cause. Don't you love having a race number? I think that is one of my favorite parts, just makes me feel like such an athlete or something hehe.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 10/16/2010 11:11PM

    That's a good time to be proud of! Sounds like a great cause too, so all are winners. Great job on the 5K!

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Murawai Beach Pics

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Beautiful walk. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy!







  
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MBSHAZZER 10/17/2010 9:36AM

    Beautiful! I'd love to visit NZ one day!

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MAGGIE805 10/16/2010 5:06PM

    I so miss NZ emoticon! The coast reminds me of Northern California rugged and beautiful. When we lived in Welly we would always go to Waitotara or Kai-lwi to do some surfing. Lyall Bay was so crowded and we liked to get out of the city. I also really liked going to the Remarkables. I went snowboarding on my birthday by Mt Aspiring. Good times. I need to come back because I have some unfinished business with a bugee rope in Queenstown. BTW, you're lookin' good! :)

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LEXIE63 10/16/2010 3:20PM

    Smashing! :-)

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CARLA-216 10/16/2010 11:01AM

    Oh how beautiful! So you live that close to such beauty? I think I'm a little jealous. :)

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BEANPOD77 10/16/2010 8:30AM

    Lovely...( and the beach is beautiful too) emoticon

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LILYCHIC 10/16/2010 7:56AM

    Lovely!

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MICHELLEFROST 10/16/2010 6:11AM

    wow it is so beautiful

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KAYKAYRUNNER 10/16/2010 2:26AM

    Beautiful!!

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2 down, 3 to go!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Right, assignments are getting done. Slowly, but they are getting done! I handed in two this week, including one today, and I have one due next week (gender issue) and two the week after (Maths and technology). Technology looks stupidly easy, which generally means I'm missing something. That, or I'm awesome. I hope its the awesome one.

I found out today that I passed my last Maths assignment. Thank cheeseburgers for that, I think I would have jumped off a bridge if I had failed and had to resubmit. A small bridge, but still.

Second job interview went well, despite my 8 hours of sleep in 2 nights. I was soooo tired all day at uni, but managed to perk up for the interview. I should hear back in a couple of days! Crossed fingers and toes are appriciated!

I treated myself a little today. I did get a soy vanilla latte (barely a treat, more like essential) and I may or may not have had a brownie with it. I made my choice, I'm good with it. I also got a massage. I had a knot in my shoulder and a pain in my ass that required massaging, so I got it done. I go to this massage chain in the mall and it is fairly cheap, although not painless. The massage people seem to know exactly what hurts and then make it hurt more. Feels good after. And, yes they actually do massage your bum. Not with hands, with elbows and forearms. I thought it was weird the first time, but I have been to 2 different locations and been massaged by 3 different people, 1 woman and 2 men and they have all done it, so I don't think it is pervy or anything, it is just what they do. Considering I actually needed it today, I'm OK with it.

I went for a run last night. 4 km, and I managed to walk 1k, run 1k, walk 1k, run 1k. Well the last k included a steep hill so I power walked up that and then kept running. It felt good :) I'm enjoying my own running plan. No expectations and they one person I have to answer to is me. On a slightly related note, I listened to the same song on repeat 7 times during my run. I'm addicted, it is so good. It is called Something in the Water by Brooke Fraser. Make your way to your nearest itunes store and download it. I find it the perfect running song. Upbeat, good rhythm. AND it is Kiwi music. Can't get much better then that!

  
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BEANPOD77 10/15/2010 8:53PM

    Way to go on gettin' 'er done! I chuckled at your massage description..The sciatic nerve issue I have been working through has required getting my glute massaged ( aka bum) so i know EXACTLY what you mean. My friends can't believe I am going for a massage at all, since I have a fairly large personal space boundary..but to get a butt massage..doesnt get much more personal than that.. emoticon
My therapist is a 28-30 year old male..but at least he is a chatterbox and quite funny, so it relaxes me..
Love keeping up with you ...and am wishing you luck on the job outcome..Remember, regardless of the outcome, you are special person and deserve good things!!
TTFN

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 10/15/2010 7:18PM

    Sounds like a productive week! Glad you got a needed massage. Good luck on the last assignment. How long until you graduate?

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Define success

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The list of popular posts today included one about motivation when you have not had any success.

It got me thinking.

Define success.

Should we measure success by what the scales tell us? If so, I've failed.

Should we measure it by how our clothes feel? I've had some success, noting some of my clothes are fitting better.

Should success be measured by an increase in fitness levels? I would succeed in this instance.

Should success be measured on how good we feel? How our lives are better? How we are improving ourselves a little more everyday?

How do you define success? What makes you successful?

Look and you will find that there is something that you have succeeded at!

  
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EOBARR 10/14/2010 3:52PM

  Success is doing something that is good for me even when I don't feel like it. Working out when I am tired. Not indulging when I feel the urge. Not letting anyone else define my success.

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CARLA-216 10/14/2010 2:51PM

    A few things that pop to mind:
Success is when I can fit into smaller clothing.
Success is when I don't hate how I look in the mirror, or more importantly *liking* what I see in the mirror.
Success is when I keep plugging away even through difficult times.



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ANITA012 10/14/2010 10:14AM

    That's the nice thing about defining success. It can be defined in so many different ways and in so many different senarios.
As long as a person continues to make an effort in achieving their goals, no matter what they are...That is success!
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Sunny Study

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Since it is sooooo nice outside today I figured I would study outside in the sunshine. That will make studying better!

I set my study stuff up outside


My books were stacked (looks like interesting reading, huh?)


I had my water and I was ready to study!


And I hit the books. The boring books.

I started to look like this


Then like this


On the bright side, I did get a lot of reading done and I got heaps of notes. And it was very nice outside. So I got snap happy on my studybreaks!



Back to the books!



  
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CARLA-216 10/14/2010 10:19AM

    What a nice sunny spot to study! Even one of the kids kept you company. :)

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 10/14/2010 6:07AM

    Looks like a perfect study day! If you HAVE to be learning about gender differences in education, why not study in the sunshine! And you soaked up som vit. D!

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MAGGIE805 10/14/2010 2:06AM

    Looks like a typical beautiful Kiwi day. Pump water, now brings back happy Wellington memories. Good luck with your studies and your job interview. You're lookin' good! :)

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BUBBLEJ1 10/14/2010 1:07AM

    I should probably mention that my essay is on gender differences in education

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ANITA012 10/14/2010 12:54AM

    Love it! There's nothing like sunshine and sitting outside while doing a little studying! Did you learn anything...about them boys? ha ha emoticon

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ANAJAK 10/14/2010 12:51AM

    Jealous. It's been raining here ALL day - I've got a blanket and hoodie set up in my study zone for today!!

Looks good to me!!
What's that book like?

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FWBLONDIE 10/14/2010 12:11AM

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