It’s the weekend! Can I hear a woo hoo?!
Except that it’s totally dreary and depressing in Sydney, and is absolutely pouring rain! If that’s not an awesome start to Autumn, and a sneak preview into the potentially crappy seasons ahead, I don’t know what is. Sydney sure knows how to make us keen for Winter!
Because of said weather, I decided the only logical thing to do would be to sleep in… majorly. Rain is the ultimate free pass to stay in bed as long as you want, and forget about all commitments, and just be generally lazy, right? Yep, thought so. It also means it’s socially acceptable to wear your mismatched, sad excuse for pyjamas outfit, and maybe even match them with some knee-high wool socks… just because you can.
Anyway, there was no way me and my bed were parting ways any time before 10.30… but I eventually rolled out of bed, and had to bid farewell to my one and only lover, and head over to the pool for a swim.
I had to walk about a kilometre to the pool in the rain, and the whole way could barely see 1 metre in front of my face. I was having a bit of an internal rant in my head about how wet and cold I was getting, until I realised I was about to jump into a body of water in about 5 minutes anyway… and then had a bit of a chuckle at my stupidity.
My swimming experience was interesting, and slightly embarrassing. First let me say that I haven’t swam properly, as in doing laps, for about, ooooh… 8 years or so? Clearly that’s a fabulous start.
Basically, I was flailing around awkwardly for half an hour, up and down the pool, with my goggles constantly falling off in all possible directions except any where near my eyes…
I can only imagine what the lifeguard was thinking, and was probably tossing up for a good 20 minutes whether I needed rescuing or not.
Despite looking like an octopus on drugs, I actually felt like I got a decent workout. I did a few intervals of deep water running too, and found I was even able to get my heartrate up!
I don’t think swimming is my number one choice for cross training for the next 8 weeks, but hey, it’s worth just giving it more of a chance anyway because it’s so good for you and there’s no impact on your bones 🙂
After my swim, I walked home again in the rain (not even caring because I already had the incredibly suss wet patches going on anyway), and headed over to Bondi Junction mall with my girl, Ally. (but if you ever see her, call her Al-Dog, as this is now her new name… and I may change it legally for her one day when she’s not looking) 😉
Our weekly Saturday date involves strolling around the mall, pretending we can afford all the amazing stuff we see, seeing if we can score any taste testers or freebies (that’s when we know it’s a successful day), and finally stop being cheapskates for 10 minutes and fork out $3.50 for a coffee. Saturday well spent? I think so. 🙂
Today I found the ultimate Winter accessory, and you all must buy it in order to have an awesome, bearable winter! This is an order, and I hope you take this very seriously… #attemptataseriousface.
I know I’m pretty threatening and intimidating, and have totally scared you all into needing to buy this beanie.
Check out this bad boy:
So many Lululemon sports bras, so little time:
And I was this close to coming home with one of these adorable cavoodles, and suspiciously smuggling it illegally back to my apartment:
Oh my god, I die. Is this not the cutest thing you have ever laid eyes on?!
If anyone shouts me one of these babies, I’d be your best friend forever and buy you… a chocolate bar in return. Or a jar of peanut butter. Please and thankyou! (it’s actually a pretty good deal, I’d be surprised if you guys didn’t jump at this chance…)
The first thing I buy when I move into my new apartment will be a puppy, I’ve decided! Either a cavoodle or a pugalier.
And yes, if you’re wondering, I meant that literally- before I buy furniture or anything.
So it’ll just be me cuddling my new best buddy in an empty apartment.
Who needs a bed or a fridge? Food? Pfft, get your priorities straight people! 😉
Who’s a swimmer here? What do you love about the sport?
Do you window shop a lot, or do you always spend too much money at the mall, no matter how hard you try?
Who’s a proud puppy owner, what breed is it?
Hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday and keeping drier than I’ve been today! #fail