Sunday, August 12, 2007

I will survive!

This is when I know I need an enabler.

I participated in the City to Surf today. 14km's from Sydney to Bondi (hence, city to surf for non aussies). It was a great day for the City to Surf. 64,000+ of my fellow Sydneysiders joined me for what was a beautiful day for a walk!

It was not as hard as I thought it would be. That is not to say it was easy either. I walked with some friends from work. And I stress walk. We stopped at the half way point and had coffee and cake (adding at least 30mins to my time, dammit!) and then continued on. All up, including our pit stop, it took me 3hrs45mins. All in all it was a great way to spend a Sunday.

Until now.

I am sitting at home on the couch, with a pillow under my knees. And I am waiting patiently for Princess Meena to make me a cup of tea. Damn her lack of opposable thumbs!

So here is where the enabler comes in. 1. He would have been waiting for me at the end to drive me home (I had to walk to Bondi Junction, yuk!) 2. He would either be a) cooking dinner or b) getting take away. 3. He would be tending to the 4 blisters on my feet.

What a man! Wherever he is, he is an absolute gem!! I can hardly wait to meet him!!

Reality is that I will hobble out to get takeaway. And then I will reposition myself on the couch, pick up the sticks and get stuck into the Big Bad Baby Blanket.

What a fantastic day!!! Really!! :)


Rose Red said...

I looked for you on the news, but all those fast people clearly pushed you out of the way!

Heh - loved how you stopped for coffee and cake on the way!!

Corrie said...

well done! I did it last year with a pram but too many people got road rage with me so I swore never to do it again! hubby did it in 69 minutes....I don't run so he runs for both of us...I'd rather have coffee and cake instead!


2paw said...

Well done!! That's a long way to go, I am very impressed, especially with the stopping for coffee and cake: my kind of exercise, that!!!

Nora said...

Pffffft to the enabler (whoever he is)! The good thing is you did it, and you did it all by yourself - congratulations. You should be proud (albeit the pit stop). :)

Bells said...

coffee and cake on a fun run? I freaking love it.

It would only have been made better by a glass of champers on completion of the run/walk.

Good work!

Georgie said...

Well done - especially on the pit stop, Im all for keeping your energy up! you can feel virtuous for weeks now!

Meg said...

Hmmm, I might start training now for next year! One smartie cookie and a long black please!