So much for a training plan. I've been sick. Nothing serious apart from feeling generally miserable. No chance of sympathy at home though, with Mum recovering from her heart operation. She's doing really well by the way.
On Christmas Day I took the three youngest nephews and one of the Andrews off for a walk. We were at my sister's new house in Tarneit, so we went for a wander along the fitness track. All three of Sandra's boys were keen to come with me as they haven't gone the whole way down the trail. They still haven't, but they had a ball walking under bridges, trying to catch tadpoles, clambering across stepping stones and testing out the various fitness stations on the way.
Funnily enough, none of the adults was the least bit interested in coming with us. They missed out on a lot of fun. It was good to get away from all the delicious food too. We were gone for about an hour and a half, which was longer than we'd planned. The kids were having such fun though that I didn't have the heart to tear them away from their adventures. It's also given us a third venue for the larger group to go running.
I'm taking the oldest six running on Saturday. Simon and Lachlan will be joining us for the first time. They are really keen on the idea and have been practising on the treadmill at home. I can see that the two of them will be tearing off ahead of the rest of us. All that energy amazes me. The kids are excited about the idea of cooking breakfast too. I think I'll be able to go and play on the swings while they look after the food.
Even though Tarneit looks like the best venue I've decided President's Park is the place to be. I'm leaving the two youngest behind, which is easier to do if I pick Andrew up.
I've been doing a lot of coughing and spluttering so I've taken it easy over the past few days. I didn't go anywhere yesterday at all. I am feeling a lot better today though. This morning I walked over to the local shopping centre to get my hair done. In the past I used to think it was way too far to walk and I still allow too much time to get there. It's a lovely stroll and I'll be doing it again tomorrow morning to visit the beauty shop. Trish and I are going to venture out shopping in the afternoon. I'm sure shopping in the Christmas sales counts as serious exercise!