|Before and After|
Saturday kicked off as usual with laundry, groceries and ironing. It was a sunny day of 24°, which meant perfect running weather. I got the tram to St Kilda to crank out 21kms on the gorgeous track by the water (full story here).
|St Kilda Beach|
I bought an ice cream and got the tram home for a shower and then went for a beer at the Empress. It was a good combination of sour beer and case law to read. I think I can see a way into an article I’m trying to finish!
|Empress Hotel, Fitzroy|
I headed back to my place and had a healthy salmon-heavy dinner. I set up a new blog to cover “Road to Wollongong” posts and crashed out to sleep a bit after midnight.
I slept a good eight hours but still woke up tired. Hauled my backside out of bed and went to 9am Mass. After Mass I hoped to FaceTime with the girls but they were tied up. I waded through a bunch of SES paperwork instead and prepared my notes for training the new recruits on Wednesday (I feel tired just thinking about it). It was a shame to waste a good day and so once I was done I got a tram to South Melbourne Beach for some sun, swimming, beer and chips.
|South Melbourne Beach|
Inadvertently I'd timed it perfectly. My shoulders got a bit burned on yesterday's run and so it was good today to have the sun occasionally very bright and sometimes softened by clouds. I had a couple of swims and lay back to read Wolf Hall and listen to my Calm app.
At 5:30 I decided it was time for refreshment and I walked across Beaconsfield Parade to the Bleakhouse Hotel for beer and chips. Well, me and Thomas Cromwell...
|Bleakhouse Hotel, So. Melbourne|
Finally, back here to my digs. I should feel rebooted but in honesty I feel nearly as tired as I did when the weekend started. Happily this week is a slightly less mental than last week, so I should be able to get myself back to normal working order soon!