Posts Tagged ‘WA’

Marathons and Pilates

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

I have recently been working for a physiotherapist in Nedlands, writing a few odds and bobs for them. Jeremy and Elle Wisdom are potentially the nicest people on earth. Every time I see them they buy me coffee, and the fact that we met while drinking wine shows how awesome they are.

Jeremy laughed at me when I told him that I run ridiculously long distances and don’t do any sort of additional training to look after my body. I’m fairly certain he thinks I’m a little bit of an idiot, so I am giving him the opportunity to prove this to be the case (I don’t think it will be hard.) I have been challenged to undertake four weeks of physiotherapy and clinical pilates to prepare my body for the City to Surf marathon. In exchange, I am writing about the experience.

So far I have had an initial assessment, one class and one private session and I feel GREAT! Who knew that muscles worked the way they do (Jeremy did) and that if you do certain stretches and exercises then you hurt less (Jeremy did)! You can read about my pilates adventures on the Wisdom Physiotherapy website. There are some interesting (and slightly terrifying) photographs of me in lycra, so be warned.

Living with Eva

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Everyone meet Eva.

Miss Eva

Miss Eva

Eva is the latest addition to the Davies household, weighing in at half of my weight and with more energy than all of us combined. She may not look like a puppy, but give her five minutes and she will be chasing her tail or rolling on her back attempting to bite anything (or anyone) who gets near her face. She does an impressive 4-leg-spring where her entire body is propelled straight up into the air, over and over again.

She enjoys eating leaves and licking humans when they’re half asleep or sweaty. She falls asleep in cars and snores. In the words of Sandra Dee in Grease, Eva is hopelessly devoted to Dad. She whimpers if he leaves her for over 10 minutes and will sit staring at the bathroom door waiting for Dad to finish in the shower.

She’s a messier and louder version of dog than Cali and doesn’t have the same eating etiquette as our previous guide dog in training, however she is fitting in nicely into our family and is being regularly smothered in hugs. It would appear that while I don’t like dogs, I do like Cali and Eva.