Sunday, May 04, 2008
4 May, Sunday - Lazy Sunday
Had been a good week?
I believe so. So much is happening and just needed time to pen them down and share.
My apartment is in a mess, the worst since I came. All thanks to my terrible schedule and my laziness. Had been in and out of the apartment, leaving myself not much time to really pack.
Friday, after a wonderful tennis session with Travis in Glenroy, I had to rush back and out to meet Celine (and Simon) for a drink at the Belgium Beer Cafe (St Kilda) for the first time. We had a good chat and was too tired by the time I get home to do anything else... results? All my gears, bags and etc... lying around!
My bed is in a totally bad condition leaving only enough room on one side for me to sleep on. The rest? Covered with clothes that I need to fold/hang and to put aside.
So, today, is the day when I told myself to get these straighten out. No activity, but just to get things right. It's a commitment. Then again, the weather turned out to be too NICE to stay at home! Would love to go for a jog or something... really nice weather, around 17 degree.
Believe this is gonna be one of those few nice weekends, the weather is going get colder!
We had a cold spell on Monday, which really reminded me of how bad things can get in winter... and I hate to think about it.
Spoke about Rowing in the rain/cold last Monday, and as much as I was looking forward to another rowing session on Saturday, 3 May, I overslept! Damn... was disgusted with myself really... the weather was BEAUTIFUL and the lake was CALM and I was very much looking forward to the session. Sigh, had been having problem with my sleep lately. Too lazy and not motivated enough to get my feet on the ground! I was awake at 6am and then 7am... but kept telling myself I needed another 10 mins to rejuvenate!
Nonetheless, I had a pretty good workout with my trainer that morning and my arms were sore! Had 3
rowing interval and I was surprised to know that my rowing (in the gym) did improve after I took up rowing! At least now, I am using my quads muscles more.. so the technique is right and with that, I was able to clock about 440 meters in 2 mins! Tired though... I am sure I can improve that further with more training and if my fitness continues to improve.
Another amazing event I went on Sat, 3 May. The Argonauts Trivia Night at St Kilda Town Hall... guess I felt a little awkward when I realized that the gals that I rowed with, most of them are Lesbians and ... did feel a little out of place. It was a night with close to 200 gays and lesbians and most with their "partners". While, I was alone of course, but really amazed by this community of nice people. Eye Opener indeed, but it did make me wonder if I should continue my membership. Truthfully, I like the club, they are nice people with a passion for rowing, yet not overly competitive!
Went to the driving range with Alex on Tuesday... did ok.
But I am determined to take up more coaching lessons for my golf... as part of my plans here.
Had 2 phone conversations with Paul, and that were nice... we are closer to our plan to meet in late September, hopefully in Singapore to celebrate our birthday together. I really hope that will happened and very much looking forward to seeing him again. :->
Also caught up with mum this week finally... had a good chat with her and Ron. Do miss them and thought of them very often...
Played in 2 games this week, and won all 3 in the women's doubles, but only managed to win 1 in the Mixed Doubles, partly due to my double faults and I hate that. Had Travis polished my serves this week during our training. Hope that will helped reduced my double faults.
This coming week? Going to be a tough one as I had to prepare for a presentation and at the same time, play host to my colleague from Singapore. Nonetheless, I will try not to miss my rowing and my session with Tommy tomorrow. More tennis of course.
Time to get down to the chores I aimed to finish... I only had less than 3 hours for that before I meet my colleague later in the afternoon.