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Monday, May 28, 2012

Point and Shoot: Run for a Reason

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?

[All images my own]

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  1. I would have found it difficult getting up at 6am on Sunday, it's so cold and dark at that time of morning but it sounds like it was a fun morning and for a good cause too. Good on you for walking half way home, I bet you'll be looking good by September for your holiday. :)

  2. I think I may have seen you there... It was good to have done so much so early on a Sunday wasn't it? Except then I fell in a big heap of exhaustion afterwards and I'm buggered today!! Hope you're feeling ok today :)

  3. Hi Michelle - I think you would enjoy the Kathy Lette book - particularly since we both get the Antipodean humour! Have a nice week.

    And good job on the walk.

  4. 4km sounds perfect for a Sunday morning. It sounds like a great cause.

    How awesome that you did it with your book club peeps. Reading and walking are two of my favourite things!

  5. waking up at 8am is sometimes hard for me, would love to walk 4km for a reason & get rewarded with champagne breakfast (very jealous).

  6. WOW! 6am is eaaaarly (for me anyway)! Good for you though! You must feel great :)

  7. congrats on doing it hon!! i had a mate do the 14km run in 1hr 20 mins, stoked & very proud of him but just thinking about it made me tired!!


  8. Wow, congratulations! When I was doing it, the early morning exercise thing was great. It's done and you get on with your day, no time to make up excuses as to why you can't do it. But it's HARD to get up early!


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