Captain’s Log 5 June 2022

Can you guess what I’ve been watching?

Yep. Janeway on Voyager. It’s been so long since I’ve watched it, it’s like I’m seeing it for the first time.

In the last episode ‘Year of Hell’ (it was a 2-parter), I thought if Janeway could update her log each day in the middle of Kremin airspace, surely I could manage a blog post each week! I guess the freedom she has that I don’t, is that mine is public whereas hers is an archive for her superiors and history.

Anyway, perhaps if I think of it more like a (b)log than any thing else maybe it will be easier.

This weekend went well. I spent some of it working. Yesterday I picked up printing and dropped it in the city for the trainers for the week. And today I finished off a report for a client that had been hanging around my to-do list 4 weeks longer than it should have done.

So yes I worked but I did sleep in so I think at least half counts as a weekend off. Maybe?

We also did day of our week 1 of our new running program. I keep typing in Deadly Runners! The new name is Mitchelton RAW (Runners and Walkers). We are training 3 times a week – Tuesday and Thursday 6.15am and Sunday 4.00pm.

It went well. I really did feel it on the second set though. That was a bit tough. But I’m lifting my feet a little higher now, and right at the end I remembered to move my hips more. Hopefully I’ll get used to it and my running will be improved.

Today Charlie said she couldn’t imagine running 5km. I know how she feels, but it most certainly is possible. My first full 5km run was at the Twilight Running Festival at UQ a few years back. I ran it with Toni and Helen. We trained so hard for that event. But running all the way felt like such an amazing achievement. I will always remember how hard it was and the different stages of running pain. I imagine it to be like the 7 stages of grieving. Only is more like

  1. Yay
  2. Oh crap.
  3. You’ve got to be kidding me
  4. I’m dying
  5. Whose f-ing idea was this anyway
  6. If I survive heads will roll
  7. I did it! When’s the next one!

lol. It makes me laugh everytime I think of it. I have started a mini- list of 2023 events I’d like to try. This year I was supposed to do the Simpson Desert (it was this weekend). But I think, if we can find a date for everyone, we will do the IMF Virtual Run in NAIDOC week. That will be fun. We’ll go from there then.

Here’s to weekends and plans. Half weekends, and out-thereb plans.

Note to self and readers: first post written on the phone in over a decade. Checking out all the features. Not bad but will need to fix up formatting later.

Image ID: A view of Brisbane’s City Hall and King George Square from Wesley Centre, Ann Street.