Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Time flies...

Has it really been 6 weeks since I last blogged? How does time pass so quickly?

I thought I'd give everyone a quick run down of what's been happening in the ever busy, often crazy life of Georgia.

Since I last posted, we've settled on our new house and have started making some cosmetic changes to the place. Specifically, we're painting all rooms (white, white and more white, thank you!) and changing a few fixtures to modernise the place (photos forthcoming).

At the same time, I've started my last (I can't believe I can now say last!) semester of my MBA. Now that the light is well and truly at the end of the proverbial tunnel, I'm getting very excited about the prospect of reclaiming my evenings and weekends. At the time of my graduation, it will have been 5 years since I commenced post graduate study. Moreover, I have been working full time for the entire duration of the course. I must not get ahead of myself though, I still have two subjects to pass!

Now that we're "mortgaged" (it's kinda like married, but not as fun!) again, we've been trying to eat at home more regularly and bring our lunches to work to save money. This hasn't been as hard as we had initially anticipated. I'm particularly loving my Sunday afternoon cook-ups - huge quantities of casseroles, curries and fried rice have been especially popular for winter lunches.

We're not perfect savers, though - we've found more than a couple of excuses to eat out. Most notably, we spent a lovely, carnivorous evening at San Telmo. The chorizo and Estrelle Inedit (a wheat beer handcrafted by El Bulli) were particular highlights for me.
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I'm super excited to announce boast about my completion of a 10km fun run in July. Prior to my knee reconstruction, I had great intentions of running a 5km event (see here and here), but my grand plans were twice foiled. The first event coincided with a Summer unit in which I was enrolled and the second was only days after I busted my knee.

I was convinced to sign up for the 10km distance in July, because my mate and running buddy claimed it would be "better value for money" (yes, I'm also not quite sure about that logic!). With virtually no training (the furthest I had run prior to the race was 2km!), I set myself a goal of getting through the first 5km without walking. At the 5km mark, my slow jog felt good. I reevaluated my objective and set myself a new target - 10km without walking. The pace was extremely slow (70-something minutes) and the blisters became excruciating, but I DID IT! Less than a year after my full knee reconstruction, I achieved a huge fitness milestone. I am so proud!

In the weeks since the fun run, I've started to really enjoy my jogging. I am, however, still struggling with blisters in the arches of my feet and would really appreciate any advice from readers on how to manage this.
So there you have it - the last six weeks of fabulous food and a little frolicking in a nutshell. Stay tuned for more running adventures, a tour of our new house and a restaurant/product review or two.


  1. I was just going to complain about your lack of posts! But evidently you have been uber busy. Can't wait to see the new place and the huge kitchen =)

  2. A new house! That sounds so exciting! :D Painting is hard work though, my parents are building a new house and we all have to help out with the painting.

    Hope the last semester goes well. ;) Working full time and studying sounds like such hard work...I was lucky enough to have done masters full time, then went on to work after I graduated, but I saw heaps of people in my course who were working full time, even those with kids!

    1. Yes, I still don't understand the "crazies" (as I affectionately call them) who work full time, study at night AND raise a family! The work load sans family is more than enough for me! I think your approach was much more sensible, Jenny - get it all done early.
      Will keep you posted on the renovations - exciting times! :)