So what have I been up to in the last few days?
Well on Thursday (Australia Day here in umm Australia…) Mick and I ventured into the National Park to climb Stamford Hill to see the Matthew Flinders Monument. When I looked at it I thought “hell no” that’s way too high for me and it’s going to take forever. Funnily enough, it’s not as high as it looks and only took about 27 minutes to climb (and only 16 minutes to descend), but that climb was pretty damn hard for me. Mick barely broke a sweat, 50 metres into it I was sweating, puffing and cursing already. But it was a gorgeous day and the view from the top was just breathtaking. I could see the whole of Port Lincoln from the top. After that what did we do? Swam. Oh. My. God. We found the most gorgeous beach, that was all secluded and just should I say it again? Gorgeous. Mick bought me some flippers and snorkel and mask set and introduced me to snorkelling. I loved it. Just swam around watching all the little fishies who were so curious about me – as curious about me, as I was about them. I think it was the best Australia Day I’ve ever had.
I’d love to say that having completed that climb, that I have been super active over the past few days, but the truth is, I haven’t been eating really well and I have barely exercised. I spent all day on Saturday quilting, which was fantastic, because it’s been so long since I’ve done any of that and I have a special quilt I’m making for a friend, so it was good just to do that again.
Today though, we headed back out to the National Park and had a drive around and looked at some camping spots and started planning our next trip, then headed out to our special little beach that is even more secluded than the other one, and so hard to get to that no one hardly ever goes there. Spent a good couple of hours swimming around (getting sunburned) and standing with my feet in the water, goggles and snorkel on, and watching all the little fishies nip at my feet. Great bloody day.
Tomorrow, I’m back on track with my exercise and eating regime. Really trying to keep a better track of my food, and am planning on getting up at 6.30am and exercising in the morning, and perhaps doing another lot tomorrow night – to make up for the lack of exercise of the last few days.
So how is everyone else doing? Better than I am I hope. If not, let’s all get cracking together this week and really do awesome things with the last two weeks of pre-season.