Friday, 27 March 2015

What's On This Weekend in Melbourne, and a Weekend Running Quote

Hello All!  I'll be on my way home from working in Sydney for a couple of days when you see this.  At first, I was totally disoriented in the Sydney CBD - I had no concept of direction, and got lost walking the two blocks from the train station to my work offices.  But after a day, I got my bearings, and I've enjoyed it here!  I had a blast staying with an old Uni friend and catching up for the night.  Thanks for the space on your floor Tobes! :)

Can you believe this is the weekend before Easter??  I really should think about Easter egg shopping.  For other people, I mean. But if you're not on a chocolate hunt, there are a couple of things around that you could be doing in my home town :)

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

From 25 to 29 March, the historic and magnificent Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding gardens are transformed as exhibitors from around the world and around Australia come to present the newest in the world of flowers, gardens, horticulture, landscaping and all thing related, at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, the biggest of its kind in Southern Hemisphere. There are lots of kid friendly activities, and the adults aren't forgotten either, with workshops, exhibitions and world class floral displays.  Feel like a stroll in a garden this weekend?  Here is your garden!

2015 Royal Walk and Fun Run

The 2015 Royal Walk and Fun Run is a local event being held in Princes Park, Carlton, to fundraise for the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  You can take part in 4.5km or 9km events, and choose to either walk or run either distance.  The fun run starts at 10am on Sunday 29 March, and you can register from 8am.  Everyone gets a t-shirt, and you can take your dog!  Sounds like a great way to start a Sunday morning to me :)

Earth Hour

This isn't an event to go to per se, but it is happening all over the world, so you can do it wherever you are!  Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.  Basically, from 8:30pm on Saturday 28 March, we ask that you turn off all lights in your house for an hour. In 2015, Earth Hour's focus is on highlighting the impact of global warming on Aussie food and farmers.  Will you do your part, and switch off the lights?

Running Quote for the Weekend

So I love quotes.  I love taking a moment each day to get a little inspiration about my life.  I have one of those daily quote calendars on my work desk, and I really enjoy ripping off a new page each morning to see what the new day's quote is all about.

This morning I walked from my friend's house into my office into the Sydney CBD, through Hyde Park.  The world was just waking up - it was fresh and bright, the skies were clear, and the birds were chirping and the trees were dewey.  My first thought was how much I'd like to go for a run this morning!

If you need a little morning running inspiration to get out this weekend, this quote might help:

Happy running, and have a great weekend!

What are your exercise plans this weekend?  Anything unusual?

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