Running, reading, classes about to start

I had quite a chilled weekend. We didn’t do too much. Today Paul swam laps at Centenary Pool, while I waded in the baby pool with the bubba. She seemed to enjoy it. We spent some time this afternoon with the inlaws as it was Paul’s mum’s birthday. When we go there the bubba has Nanna, Grandad and Auntie all fussing over her which is lovely (and it’s a nice break for me). She also gets to look at their little dog which she likes.

Classes start tomorrow which I’m excited about (but slightly nervous as I’m sure I haven’t done enough reading over the summer in preparation). The bubba has an infection on her tummy so she may not be able to go to childcare this week which is annoying but luckily my mother-in-law is able to help out.

I ran 8.14 km this morning which I’m quite proud of. I am totally on track for the ten kilometre race I’m doing in three weeks. Last week my training ramped up from four sessions per week to five and I really felt the difference! So this week I only did three of the five sessions (I wish I’d done four!) but I still ran 22.3km and I’m going to try to do all five this week and see how I go. If I’m finding I’m too sore, I’ll miss out one of the sessions for a couple of weeks. I really like running and it really helps my physical AND mental health (especially with the sleep deprivation I have from my breastfeeding baby!).

I haven’t been reading a lot recently, but what I have been reading has been for my Honours course (books like Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire, edited by Merri Lisa Johnson, and The Porn Report by Alan McKee, Katherine Albury and Catharine Lumby and also more academic stuff). I know I’m going to find it hard to read for pleasure while I’m studying and having to get through a mountain of reading for my course. I’m thinking of making Saturday a day off from uni where I get to read other stuff for pleasure. Non-study-related books/magazines I’d like to read are Tim Ferris’ the Four Hour Body, Lawrence J Cohen’s Playful Parenting and Runner’s World and Bitch magazines.

2 Responses to Running, reading, classes about to start

  1. janette says:

    i can’t wait to come running with you! it’s such a liberation, particularly running on the beach and feeling like you could run forever (but knowing i’m going to download that couch to 5km podcast and try it out as soon as my body is able to handle it. 6 weeks post birth seems to be the magic figure.

    i’m mostly reading baby books at the moment (and hounding my mother friends for advice!). i’m also reading jitterbug perfume by tim robbins which is cute and funny for book club. i read free range kids by lenore szozky last weekend, looking into how to avoid being a helicopter parent. i found most of the content very specific for the US, although some of her points that watching crime TV and news is making us more fearful was interesting. it was a pretty quick and fairly entertaining read, there are worse things you could get out of the library

  2. janette says:

    whoops i didn’t finish a sentence in my comment above 🙂

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