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11-Jun-2008 Tuesdays

Wednesday 11 June 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

The last few weeks now I have been working from home on a Tuesday. I am lucky, my job is “playing on the computer” and speaking on the phone. The missus works on Tues from 5am-9pm (she has an almost 2hr commute each way – long story). Although the kids can get up and go to school and come home again, we found that if I go to work by the time I get home (am a slack timekeeper) the place is in disarray and I am still cooking dinner at 9pm, no homework etc. So I get the kids off to school, do the washing, clearing up, and make sure the kids get a proper dinner and do some homework etc. During the day I am working and on the whole, I do. My only vice is that I sneak out for a run.

Actually last week I didn’t and spoke to the missus at 7pm and said I hadn’t been running and she thought that was sad, so I went out immediately after. It was cold dark & wet and I ran thru the bush without a torch. I promised myself long ago I wouldn’t do that after I got 3 twisted ankles in about 6 weeks. Anyway, did that, but when I came to the Bonnie Vale stream, of course it was high tide, so I waded out (and spooked some deer and vice versa), then swam the rest of the way in my shoes. It was the widest I had ever seen it. It shit me up big time. Then I ran back along Bonnie Vale beach, I ran at the surfs edge in barefeet. The wind was fierce but the water was surprisingly warm (currently approx 18-19C). I had the biggest smile. Best 45mins of the week.

This week, today, I snuck out approx 4.45-5.30pm just as it was getting dark but as we have “big sky” here you can run when its pretty dark and its ok. Did a different route. Swam at Hordern’s beach. Very few people go in the sea this time of year but I have decided to try to go all thru winter. At the moment I just wear my shorts, go in the water – swim like crazy for 10 secs straight out, turn round and come straight back and get out. You know that phrase “the agony and the ecstasy” ? I know where it comes from now… In the summer I do much longer for sure. lucky I can just walk home all wet and in barefeet, its only 50m away.

I quite like looking after the kids and being involved with them. Keeps you grounded. At the weekend, I took 5 girls swimming, as they had some friends sleep over, different breakfasts, lunch, dinners etc. it’s full on. still at times we have even more over!

All the stuff about Rudi on CR (here and here) is making me feel ill. really. that’s probably why I have posted a bunch of times. I am not sure I could ever be so nasty about people, don’t like ’em just move on. I am quite sure if we were all in a pub or at the finish of a run, everything would be a lot calmer even if people disagreed (disagreement is ok its just the “knives out” I can’t stand).

This post was originally on my old blog and it had some comments:

Blair: I know what you mean Kev about the Rudi stuff Kev. It has left me with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach too.

PlodBod: Your life sounds fantastic. I want to live in your part of the world :rolleyes:

WombatOutofHell: Like I commented on Plu’s blog I dont envy you your mods position.  I dont know what all the Rudi bashing-or indeed others posting on the threads you mentioned is all about.  If you dont like what someone says then no one is forcing you to read it!
I think all the mods do a great job.  It’s just a pity they are needed at all.

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