deja vu – all over again.

yesterday was day one.


feels like deja vu! i’ve had so many day ones on this holy grail quest journey toward my goal of completing a 10k race this year. i noticed somewhere today that there are 106 days left to 2008. 106 days in which to FINALLY reach my goal.

last night i did a tae-bo work out in my living room. i finally found a workout on the 4 disc series which seemed close to the classes i attended at the billy blanks studios in l.a. then i set my alarm so that i could get up this morning and go to the track before i left for work.  i pressed the snooze button a few times, but i gave myself a good talking to, yanked myself out of bed, into my sneakers, and off to the track.

i can’t say it was easy, but i talked myself through each point of wanting to give up. and there were a few. surprisingly, it wasn’t even my worst time – not great, but not my worst.  aching knees, protesting hips, my buff pulled up almost completely over my face to protect against the sun. 5k’s.

less than 1 month to work myself back up to  be able to do the spar ladies race 10k.

i must admit, i’m getting a little tired of this journey – “are we there yet?”

spring back

it’s september 1st. spring day in south africa, but not like you’d know it. johannesburg is blustery and cold, even while the sun scans an icy eye from overhead. cape town is awash in one of the worst storms in 10 years and kwa-zulu natal is going up in flames.

maybe we should rather stick to the american tradition of celebrating the change of season on the solstice. i think i’ll wait till september 21st to declare that winter is over, even though i did wear a frightfully floral summer dress today (and i don’t often wear dresses). it really wasn’t a conscious nod to our supposed spring day, though, just convenient. i think spring sprang right back from whence it came, soon as it felt the icicle wind mean-spiritedly wielding itself.

addendum: seeing that the doctor has banned me from outdoor running while i recover from my sinus infection, i found myself in my living room tae-bo-ing to a billy blanks dvd. how peculiar, when i used to go to his classes in l.a. and would never have considered buying a dvd! now i’m on the other side of the world, seeing the same people i used to exercise with right here in my living room.

odd. awed. – depends how you pronounce it.

time for bed – brain falling aslee…….zzzzz