Thursday 25 September 2014


view from my balcony

view of the red centre from the plane

Well I'm now in Alice Springs on my nursing clinical teaching block.  Each day 18 of us external nursing students turn up to uni to practise our nursing skills on each other and life-like mannequins in a simulated hospital.  Every morning I've been getting up at 5.30am to go to the awesome gym at the hotel I'm staying in.  So far I've done 2 days of cardio and one day of pump.  Tomorrow I'm keen to do a spin class.  I'm very, VERY glad to say that I'm currently able to run very slowly on a treadmill for 15 minutes with NO hip pain.  Finally.  This week I'm going to keep my running to 15 minutes at a time and aim for 20 minutes next week.

The weather here is AMAZING.  So warm and the beauty of being in the middle of the desert is there are NO clouds.  Seriously.  I have not seen one cloud since I got here.  Part of me wishes I could travel around and experience some of the beauty of the Northern Territory, but not this trip.  I'm VERY keen to get back to my family.

After each teaching day I zip back to my hotel as fast as possible, get into my swimmers and hit the pool for an hour before the sun goes down.  Bliss!

I've also been eating out  - mmm..chocolate

Not missing work or anything besides my beautiful family.

Now, I'd better hit the books and then the pillow.

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Poor Neglected Blog, Poor neglected body

Long time no blog.  I injured my hip doing the City To Surf and have struggle to run ever since.  I think its finally on the mend so I'm focusing on cross training and very slowly running without any pain.  Yesterday I joined a gym to help with my strength work and hopefully prevent any more injuries.  Yesterday I tested my hip by doing a very slow 15 minutes on the treadmill (7km and hour!) and then did a pump class.  Today I'm really sore so I'll take a day off.

I hope to keep blogging but am so busy juggling work/uni/family.  I'll at least try and log my training.

Next week I'm off to Alice Springs for a week for a Clinical Teaching Block.  I'm going to miss my family :(.  Its really hot there so I indulged in a bit of retail therapy.  My swimmers had disintegrated so I really needed some new ones.  Can you tell I'm into stripes at the moment?  All from Target and there was a special - $20 if you spend $100.  Lets just say, ahem, I qualified for the special :-).
Love stripes

Did you notice my sphygmomanometer in the background! :)