When: Sunday, 27 May 2012 @ 8am
Where: HBF Run for a Reason, East Perth
Yep that's me front row on the left looking bright eyed and bushy tailed (behind the sunnies of course!) as I dragged myself out of bed at 6am on a Sunday morning to be part of the HBF Run for a Reason. It gets better, I didn't actually do the 14km run, I opted for the 4km walk which was enough exercise for me and meant I could still talk and walk at the same time! I went with some of my bookclub girls and we raised money for I-India Project Australia set up to help children in poverty in India through education. There were 20,100 people participating in the run/walk and the roads were closed off around East Perth so we could do the walk easily without worrying about traffic.
After the walk our group walked to The Royal for a champagne breakfast, this restaurant is right on the water inlet in East Perth and it was a perfect Autumn day fresh and chilly early on but once the sun came out it was such a perfect morning to be outside. I felt like I'd run a marathon and it wasn't even midday yet it's amazing what you can get through when you get out of bed early.
I'm not a serious fitness person but I have been pushing myself to walk half way home from work which is a 3.5km walk, if I do that just a few times a week then I'm on my way to buns of steel (I hope!) I really want to get fit before my cruise holiday in September and after getting up early on Sunday and feeling so good about it I really want to push myself to get up early and do a bit of exercise, I can do it I can do it!
Playing along with Monday's Point and Shoot at Sunny + Scout
How was your weekend?
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