It’s been a little while since I wrote one of these. Oops! I’ve been crazy busy with work and… well, really just work. But they pay me, so totes worth it?
Yesterday I did my half marathon. I don’t really know what to say about it, except it was really, really, hard (kind of a given though right?) and I’m not sure if I’ll be doing another one. Although, people who ask me this question; what sort of response did you think you’d get, asking me the day after? Ask me in two months and I’ll probably say yes. I have the 10.5km run at the Auckland Marathon coming up anyway.
I did a decent amount of running/walking up to the halfway point, where my sister was waiting with food, fresh socks and sunglasses (she’s an angel sent from heaven). After that, the running ship had kind of sailed so I resigned myself to walking really fast to finish it. My time was 3 hours and 9 minutes. If I do another one there will be more training and less partying. And I’ll basically tape my entire foot up to prevent blisters.
A side effect I did not expect – my feet are swollen to twice their normal size, and I basically look like a zombie when I attempt to walk anywhere. My baby toes have also turned into blisters. Anyone know how to dry these out?
Past Caitlin took Friday and Monday off work (cheers bebs!), mostly for travel purposes. I’m kind of broke at the moment so I booked myself on the bus (bus wanker?!), which was $10 each way.
Before you get on your high horse about bus travel here are some good things about the bus:
- You meet different people. On Friday I met a girl who spends winter working up the mountain, and summer working in the bay of islands. Um, hello, your life is awesome and how can I do this too?
- You don’t have to drive. A person literally drives you to your destination for $10. Nuff’ said.
- The buses to Auckland have Wi-Fi.
- I can sit there and watch back-to-back episodes of Supernatural.
- There are hot foreign travellers on buses.
- It doesn’t cost you $90 in petrol.
- Saving $90 means you have more dollars for coffees on the way. By the way, if you ever have to stop in Rotorua go and get a flat white from the library shop (I think that’s what it’s called), it’s right next to the Rotorua Library; where I am sitting writing this with free Wi-Fi. Tres impressive, Rotovegas.
What else has happened? I am currently trialling a new skincare fix, but I need a few more days before I can #blogaboutit. Watch this space! I hardly ever write about beauty, but if this goes the way I think it will it’s going to be a game changer.
Speaking of beauty. I’m sick to death of girls selling used make up on walk in wardrobe*, it’s freaking used. Tres gross. Just suck it up and buy something new
I’m still boy crazy, and I still don’t care what people think. Haha. I’ve been having some mint conversations with a dude in Aussie. What’s the point? He’s 2000km away, but he’s cool to talk to, so why not right? I like having friends all over the world. (Cappy, you’re on top of this list.)
Everyone is getting their own domain name. What do we think? Worth it?
*Walk in wardrobe is a group on Facebook for New Zealand girls (like 35,000 of us) to sell pre-owned designer clothing. It’s turned into a bit of a joke now though. Think fake branded make-up, tacky bulk brought items, joke posts, and girls trying to sell clothes that should just go into a clothing donation bin (sorry but it’s true).