Yesterday was Australia Day and how do you celebrate Australia Day when you're a runner? You meet up with lots of other runners and RUN.
Coach Chris organised a special run for us yesterday. It DID involve a mountain again (boy am I OVER running uphill) but the benefit at the end was really worth the pain. We finished with a breakfast barbecue. Eggs, bacon, sausages, onions, fruit, baked goodies and juice. Yum!
He had wanted to have a bonding social event early in the year and this was a perfect opportunity. We spent a couple of hours eating and chatting and generally having a lovely time. Then it was home to bake a pavlova for the family's dinner, coffee with my husband and a movie with my sister. (Black Swan this time - good, but disturbing)
And to finish the day I had the best night's sleep that I've had in weeks.
The last couple of days have taken me to a couple of the areas that had been flooded recently and it's been interesting. Generally everything looks like its back to normal but then you'll come across a reminder. On Tuesday I went to shower at the university athletics track and it was all fenced off. Driving to the session I'd seen the trees in low-lying areas - brown and muddy to a defined line then green above. The local park is totally out-of-bounds. It had problems with sewerage leakage.
But today at the shops there was the most poignant reminder. I went to buy a new feather duster. In the cleaning equipment aisle there were row upon row of empty shelves. Looks like there'll be some businesses benefiting from the floods!