We had the fundraiser auction.
Big shout out to everyone that helped out on the day, it went pretty smoothly and everyone had a lot of fun. The atmosphere was humming. Lots of hilarity, all the auction items sold and a grand total of $2619 was raised for HFF (which remember has recently partnered with Starship Foundation in New Zealand). In fact, we had to have a dance off to see who won the Tattoo voucher from the silent auction!! Thanks Sandra and Laura for the entertainment. Good sports the both of you...if only you'd done The Caterpillar too Sandra!
A humungous shout out to Laura Henderson in particular. She is a machine!!! Super busy at work, super mum, super friend. And she still managed to find time to help (by help I mean pretty much did it - while I was busy thinking about it I'd turn around and she'd already done it).
Then there was Martine, Sandra & Rene, Ashley & Kerry (aka DJ Shizzle ma Nizzle), Monique. Everyone that generously donated items for the auction, and of course those that came along on the night and made it what it was. And Anita who got me out of the thinking stages into taking action to get the ball rolling.
Mary and the team at Farrah's kindly donated all the wraps we used for dinner. They were so willing to help and at such short notice too!! Big ups to Farrah's!!!
Laura again. Called the Hutt News because I was too chicken to do it myself and say "Hey, I think this is newsworthy". It was a good write up, it's always exciting to see yourself in print and there was lots of support in response. It was so cool. I haven't been in the Hutt News since I was a kid. Although sometimes when you read stuff that you've said it's doesn't read as well as it was said. But I defintely do hope I don't get heat stroke. I've had plenty of practice for wind and rain but there hasn't really been the heat in Wellington has there?
I raced next door to ask my neighbour how it felt living next to a celebrity haha. She politely reminded me that she had been in the Hutt News several times. In fact, she has actually been on TV. I think I got owned with that one. Anyway, check out the article, I think it's pretty cool and has helped in raising awareness.
Doing accounts and payroll. No big drama but very timely and very humbling to be approached and offered the contract. This means that I can put the money earned aside to help with the trip as I still have accommodation for the conference to pay for plus spending money to save. And I still have things I need to get for the bike.
And I still have more fundraising to do for HFF though so better get cracking with that.
With only a month to go until "The Big Ride" I'm fitting in rides wherever I can. Most days I ride to and from work. In fact, just yesterday I did a personal best of 41 minutes and 48 seconds on the ride to work!!! When I first started it was just under an hour I think. Or maybe it was just under 50 minutes. I can't remember. I just know that I've improved. With consistency and effort I am getting results.
When I first started training I was averaging a speed of around 20km/h. We had to be doing 25km/h on average. In the weekend I managed to get up to and average 28.5km/h!!!! Super stoked about that and puts me just 0.3km/h under the guy who was the leader for highest average speed for last week!!!!
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That's true for anything in life right? What's your goal? What do you need to do to get there? Are you doing it? There's at least one area in my life that I'm not doing that so I guess I'd better start if I want results. Starting NOW!!!
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