Charity, Ferrets, Fitness, Uncategorized MS 8KM CHARITY RUN, FERRET SOCIAL DAY 4 June 2006

Ahhhhh.. today was.. eventful. I’m utterly EXHAUSTED! 2 main events – Multiple Sclerosis 8km charity run and Ferret Social Day.

First was the Multiple Sclerosis 8km charity run. Got up at 6:30am (!!) to be there on time.. but of course, we were late. So we didn’t get a warm-up and ended up at the very last of the pack 🙁 I was surprised that there weren’t that many people there, and we learnt a very important lesson today: When the run is 8km long, it really ‘weeds’ out the people that do charity runs for fun. Basically everyone there really fit and kicked our ass!! At least we started last, which was a good excuse *whew* 😉 We finished it at the last of the pack as well, haha.

I was proud of our efforts though, we clocked in at 63 mins and we ran about 6km and jogged 2km. That was pretty decent IMHO and Chris was proud as he’d thought he’d need 1.5 hours! It was a REALLY challenging route, lots and lots of hills and steps – it pooped us out! Felt great though, and we were so pleased with ourselves afterwards.. plus it was all for charity 🙂 The weather was pretty spectacular – we’re lucky as it’s been freezing and raining since winter is here, but today it was clear and sunny and pretty warm.

All in all, I’m pleased with our result. It was our first 8km run and considering our previous one was 4km, this was a big step forward for us! Loved it 🙂


Breakfast before the run – feta & spinach bun
and a glass of extra-calcium milk

Ready… get set…. GO!

The only pic I took during the run, wish I took more
as the views of the harbour were gorgeous!!

Taken straight after our run, near the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Close-up. We were SO TIRED we could hardly
stand up straight to take this photo 😛

Feeling satisfied and accomplished. Yay 😀

What better way to celebrate a run than a McDonalds breakfast?!?! :)~


After that.. dashed back to have a quick shower, grabbed the ferrets, then drove up to the Ferret Social Day. It was so much fun 😀 Lots of ferrets everywhere and fellow ferret-fanatics.. it was lovely to catch up with people I’d met at the previous event, and say “hi” to new people.

Ooooo.. and I gave eBay THE BIGGEST PLUG IN MY LIFE. Haha! I had a lovely chat with a whole bunch of people that swear by eBay. “I could not live without eBay. I can buy alll the ferret stuff I want that I either can’t find here, or they charge 5x the price!”, declared a guy. Everyone around unanimously agreed that eBay was super and our ferrets well-being were the sole product of being able to source great stuff from eBay, *lol*

And the people that hadn’t used eBay before? I proceeded to give them a very quick “How to buy ferret stuff on eBay” tutorial 😛 I described all the AWESOME ferret stuff I’d bought on it, and got everyone all hyped up so they wanted to get back home and get on the eBay site to buy! Then someone said “WOW, you really like eBay so much. You should work for them” and I went “Ohhhh.. errrr… actually… I do. Haha!” 😉 I can’t believe some people out there don’t buy everything that they need in life on eBay, and some haven’t even visited the site. It really astounds me, people have no idea what they’re missing out on, or the money they’re wasting by not buying on eBay!!

Umm.. anyway, going off on a tangent here. Back to topic – it was a really great day and had lots of fun ferret-socialising 😛 Misty and Star are all zonked out now and so are Chris and I..


Chris with Star and Misty

‘Lil Misty

Star, all cuddled up

Misty, looking utterly adorable!

Star perching on the waterbowl

Sausages and cheese for lunch.. mmmm…. :)~

I bought this cute “crackle blanket” (cos it makes a crackly sound)
for Misty and Star, it’s so cute and bright

My little darling

Bye bye!

72 Comments

  • thefragrantelf posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:29 am

    Looks like you’ve had a wonderful day! I like the look of that spinach and feta bun. Yum!

    You are seriously tempting me with your gorgeous ferrets! From what I’ve read up on them though, I’m not sure I can ferret-proof our flat!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:36 am

      It’s not terrribly hard to ferret-proof.. I mainly just keep my stuff off the ground, on tables or on chairs/couches – they can’t reach up there 😛 You can also have a ‘play pen’ thingy that you can pop ’em into so they don’t have to run all over the place!

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Cuuute! I love seeing pics of your little darlings! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:37 am

      They’re my fur-kids, haha!!

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on June 4, 2006 at 10:15 am

    girl, you’re toned ! 😀
    and well done for finishing so fast!

    your ferrets are sooo cute, i always thought they looked bigger, but by the looks of you and chris holding them, they look small!

    oh yes, i love ebay

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:38 am

      Hehe thanks! I wish we’d gone faster, but I think we need more training for that, haha 😉

      Oh they’re pretty small, but they’re also female, the males can get bigger. They’re basically like a small kitten size 🙂

      Reply
  • jacarandas posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:08 am

    you’re looking toned!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:40 am

      Ooo thanks! I should probably do less gorging on food and exercise more.. but ughhhhh it’s so hard :X

      Reply
  • internettourist posted on June 4, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    Star is beautiful….good company Misty

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:08 pm

      They’re both getting along now and curl up together to sleep.. too swetet 🙂 I’m glad they like each other now!

      Reply
  • kathsonno posted on June 4, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    You look so fit and buff!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:09 pm

      Awww thanks girl! I wish I was more dedicated to the “exercise more, eat less” lifestyle, but it’s so hard 🙁

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on June 4, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    Star and Misty are soo, soo adorable!! Love the last pic. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:10 pm

      They’re cuddlebums, haha! It’s so sweet when they curl on my lap and sleep.. I prefer them over a cat or dog any day:)

      Reply
  • blondedawn posted on June 4, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    I think this is the best you have looked Bev!

    Great job!!! And your fur-kids are soooooo cute!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks! I was so pooped afterwards though, and I’m sore now 😉

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on June 4, 2006 at 1:40 pm

    Well done on the run and I love your toned body so much!

    Your two little babies are so adorable!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks! 🙂
      I HAVE to stop at 2 ferrets though.. we’re scared we’ll end up like one of those crazy people with 1632432 ferrets running amok around the house, haha!

      Reply
  • hyperion1 posted on June 4, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    your ferrets are so totally adorable and cute!!

    p.s. how do you maintain such toned abs when you eat at McDonalds all the time??? 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:35 pm

      I actually don’t have toned abs.. for some reason the lighting and angle makes it look like that, but I actually have a bit of a flabby belly that drives me nuts! I WOULD like a washboard stomach though, but it’s too much effort :X

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 4, 2006 at 3:34 pm

    You are so fit! The picture of you and Chris after the run is really cute.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:35 pm

      Hehe dunno if it still counts as fit if we’re both soooooo sore the next day 😉 I don’t think I’ll be doing any running this week, my legs are too sore

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on June 4, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    How do you eat so much maccas and look like that??? haha♥
    Well done on the run though, I don’t think I could run half that far! 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:36 pm

      Well our previous run was 4km so bumping it up to a 8km run is a lot! Don’t think we’ll try and run any much more than that though, until we get a LOT fitter 😉

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:29 am

    Looks like you’ve had a wonderful day! I like the look of that spinach and feta bun. Yum!

    You are seriously tempting me with your gorgeous ferrets! From what I’ve read up on them though, I’m not sure I can ferret-proof our flat!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:36 am

      It’s not terrribly hard to ferret-proof.. I mainly just keep my stuff off the ground, on tables or on chairs/couches – they can’t reach up there 😛 You can also have a ‘play pen’ thingy that you can pop ’em into so they don’t have to run all over the place!

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Cuuute! I love seeing pics of your little darlings! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:37 am

      They’re my fur-kids, haha!!

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on June 4, 2006 at 10:15 am

    girl, you’re toned ! 😀
    and well done for finishing so fast!

    your ferrets are sooo cute, i always thought they looked bigger, but by the looks of you and chris holding them, they look small!

    oh yes, i love ebay

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:38 am

      Hehe thanks! I wish we’d gone faster, but I think we need more training for that, haha 😉

      Oh they’re pretty small, but they’re also female, the males can get bigger. They’re basically like a small kitten size 🙂

      Reply
  • jacarandas posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:08 am

    you’re looking toned!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:40 am

      Ooo thanks! I should probably do less gorging on food and exercise more.. but ughhhhh it’s so hard :X

      Reply
  • internettourist posted on June 4, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    Star is beautiful….good company Misty

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:08 pm

      They’re both getting along now and curl up together to sleep.. too swetet 🙂 I’m glad they like each other now!

      Reply
  • kathsonno posted on June 4, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    You look so fit and buff!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:09 pm

      Awww thanks girl! I wish I was more dedicated to the “exercise more, eat less” lifestyle, but it’s so hard 🙁

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on June 4, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    Star and Misty are soo, soo adorable!! Love the last pic. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:10 pm

      They’re cuddlebums, haha! It’s so sweet when they curl on my lap and sleep.. I prefer them over a cat or dog any day:)

      Reply
  • educatingb posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    Your little girls are looking adorable!

    Great job on the run! Now that summer is here, and I’m done with teaching for a few months, I’m ready to start going to the gym and running every day. I WILL get in shape before the summer’s over!

    You ebay rave made me rush over to the site and buy these-
    cell phone strap (for my pink razor, my new love)
    navel ring (to show off my soon to be toned tummy!)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:41 pm

      Urk.. it is SO freaking hard to try and be healthy! You’re lucky that at least it’s summer for you 🙂

      And omg… that Hello Kitty charm…. I so want one! It’ll match your razor perfectly 🙂

      Reply
  • blondedawn posted on June 4, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    I think this is the best you have looked Bev!

    Great job!!! And your fur-kids are soooooo cute!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks! I was so pooped afterwards though, and I’m sore now 😉

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on June 4, 2006 at 1:40 pm

    Well done on the run and I love your toned body so much!

    Your two little babies are so adorable!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks! 🙂
      I HAVE to stop at 2 ferrets though.. we’re scared we’ll end up like one of those crazy people with 1632432 ferrets running amok around the house, haha!

      Reply
  • hyperion1 posted on June 4, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    your ferrets are so totally adorable and cute!!

    p.s. how do you maintain such toned abs when you eat at McDonalds all the time??? 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:35 pm

      I actually don’t have toned abs.. for some reason the lighting and angle makes it look like that, but I actually have a bit of a flabby belly that drives me nuts! I WOULD like a washboard stomach though, but it’s too much effort :X

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 4, 2006 at 3:34 pm

    You are so fit! The picture of you and Chris after the run is really cute.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:35 pm

      Hehe dunno if it still counts as fit if we’re both soooooo sore the next day 😉 I don’t think I’ll be doing any running this week, my legs are too sore

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on June 4, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    How do you eat so much maccas and look like that??? haha♥
    Well done on the run though, I don’t think I could run half that far! 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:36 pm

      Well our previous run was 4km so bumping it up to a 8km run is a lot! Don’t think we’ll try and run any much more than that though, until we get a LOT fitter 😉

      Reply
  • etherealprey posted on June 5, 2006 at 1:44 am

    ferret social day! ferret social day! your ferrets must be so happy!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 5, 2006 at 11:01 am

      Ya!! They had fun running around sniffing butts *lol*

      Reply
  • gingerstardrops posted on June 5, 2006 at 3:25 am

    Yay, all your exercise is paying off..u r looking good! 🙂 love that pic of u and chris by the bridge..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 5, 2006 at 11:02 am

      Thanks! it’s hard to keep it up, but i’m trrrryyyyyying

      Reply
  • educatingb posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    Your little girls are looking adorable!

    Great job on the run! Now that summer is here, and I’m done with teaching for a few months, I’m ready to start going to the gym and running every day. I WILL get in shape before the summer’s over!

    You ebay rave made me rush over to the site and buy these-
    cell phone strap (for my pink razor, my new love)
    navel ring (to show off my soon to be toned tummy!)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2006 at 9:41 pm

      Urk.. it is SO freaking hard to try and be healthy! You’re lucky that at least it’s summer for you 🙂

      And omg… that Hello Kitty charm…. I so want one! It’ll match your razor perfectly 🙂

      Reply
  • meow123 posted on June 5, 2006 at 7:42 am

    8km?? ouch…I can barely even finish 2.4km. Heeee…And u are looking real good there.

    Love your two darlings. They must be so happy with the ferret outing day!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 5, 2006 at 11:03 am

      Me neither.. I was pooped, haha!! I’m sore today :X

      Reply
  • etherealprey posted on June 5, 2006 at 1:44 am

    ferret social day! ferret social day! your ferrets must be so happy!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 5, 2006 at 11:01 am

      Ya!! They had fun running around sniffing butts *lol*

      Reply
  • gingerstardrops posted on June 5, 2006 at 3:25 am

    Yay, all your exercise is paying off..u r looking good! 🙂 love that pic of u and chris by the bridge..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 5, 2006 at 11:02 am

      Thanks! it’s hard to keep it up, but i’m trrrryyyyyying

      Reply
  • meow123 posted on June 5, 2006 at 7:42 am

    8km?? ouch…I can barely even finish 2.4km. Heeee…And u are looking real good there.

    Love your two darlings. They must be so happy with the ferret outing day!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 5, 2006 at 11:03 am

      Me neither.. I was pooped, haha!! I’m sore today :X

      Reply
  • jenniferh posted on June 9, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    love the last picture of the two ferrets tails. too cute!

    your exercise is definitely paying off too! good job!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 10, 2006 at 12:08 am

      Heh eyeah, it was a fun day!

      Reply
  • jenniferh posted on June 9, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    love the last picture of the two ferrets tails. too cute!

    your exercise is definitely paying off too! good job!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 10, 2006 at 12:08 am

      Heh eyeah, it was a fun day!

      Reply
  • hunny82 posted on June 17, 2006 at 10:29 am

    u have a nice body! kk 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2006 at 10:52 am

      Aww thanks! That’s nice of you 🙂

      Reply
  • hunny82 posted on June 17, 2006 at 10:29 am

    u have a nice body! kk 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2006 at 10:52 am

      Aww thanks! That’s nice of you 🙂

      Reply

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