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Day 142 #Project 365

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After what felt like a century of waiting to get well, I finally felt fit enough to go running this morning. It was cloudy, and pretty chilly, but I knew it was nothing compared to the colder mornings to come. It felt good to be able to go outside and run again. I was huffing and puffing at the beginning, but soon my body learnt the pace and things became easier again.

I actually like running in the colder months better than in summer. You just have to wear a proper gear in winter and the running is easier because the cold can help you stay cool (not overheated) throughout the run. I have run longer and further in the past all during winter time. You can’t do that in hotter months. In summer it’s either waking up early –mission impossible for me– or wait until the sun almost going down –around dinner time (craziest time of the day)– to run comfortably. Any other time it’s gonna be too hot. Australian summers give serious heat, and no gear can save you from it.

These three items on the photo are some of my winter running ‘buddies’. A dog leash for my Bruno, my trusty running shoes, and some gloves because I can not stand frozen fingers, and I can’t run with my hands in my pockets all the time. Adding a hat, long running tights, a light jacket and some ear muffs I am ready to go. It seems a lot, you say? Indeed it is. But hey, like anything else, winter is bearable if you are prepared. And I am prepared to run in below zero temperatures of Canberra morning! Bring it!!

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Day 106 #Project365

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Mentally, even as I woke up I knew that I was in Sydney (other times it took me awhile to realise where I was). But, clearly I wasn’t that awake yet so I was shocked when I was looking at the weather for today and it said 7 degrees, slightly cloudy and foggy in the morning. I was like “Whaaaatttt??!!!” Then I realised. It was Canberra weather. Tapped Sydney, read 18 degrees and sunny, then I exhaled…phew.

It was a brilliant Sunday morning in Sydney today. A good one hour run at Sydney’s Centennial Park was what I needed after that crazy sinful baklava I had yesterday. Forgive me for not writing more, but it’s too nice of a day out there. I hope you have a good weather wherever you are and have a fabulous Sunday.

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This is the view that I’ve been missing.

Last year I came to the lake at least twice a week to run. It’s my place if I want to run 5K or 10K. Less than 5 or in between 5 to 10km I run around my neighborhood. One round around the lake is roughly 5 kilometer, that’s the one of the reasons I do it like this. I haven’t been going the past months due to the school holiday, it got really difficult to find the time.

The other attractions to the lake is the view. It’s the same place, but it can look so different through out the year as the season changes. Autumn an winter are my favorite, spring is rather scary with the swooping magpies, and summer is just too hot.

This morning was perfect though. As the fake summer in Canberra continues, the morning was cool and cloudy. It was just perfect for my morning run.

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