Thursday, July 10, 2008

Arrived in Melbourne / 2 days out

WOW, where did the week go! We arrived in Melbourne at noon today, got a taxi to the apartments by 1.15pm and unpacked.

Had to have a bit of a rest as I only got 3 hours sleep last night, what with staying up packing and organizing all the info needed to give grandparents re: the kids, I was a little wiped out.

Then we decided to take a walk to the nearest Coles and pick up my remaining water, bits and pieces for Paul to eat etc for tonight and tomorrow. BAD IDEA!!! The closest was on Chapel Street and I am in love with it down there, so much bustle, cafe's (was eyeing them all up for Sunday and Monday!), gorgeous shoes, Nike shop (remember I’m a group fitness instructor!) etc etc.

Started to feel a bit wiped out so we headed back slowly, got into comfies and have just been chillin out in a nice warm apartment with Paul………BLISS.

Have had a few texts from Di and also Hilds has arrived in Melbourne but has had to stay somewhere else tonight. ALSO Theo rang me!!!! I text her and she called me back, how nice is that, great to put a voice to a picture and finally meet her on Saturday.

For anyone from Melbourne – We are staying in Windsor/Prahan and I have to get to
Hoppers crossing on Sunday for the photo shoot with Dallas, is this far away i.e for a taxi ride? Or on a Sunday Morning is it doable by public transport, perhaps into the city then back out? Any advice would be appreciated. THANK YOU

Feeling a bit like I’m in a bubble re: the comp. A little worried about my routine as I left it very late this year! A little worried about my bikini fitting but all in all happy that I’m here.

I have really done it hard with the amount of training I had over the last 14 weeks, but yet again I have learnt a lot about myself and my journey is far from over, this time I am aware of the post comp issues I had and am very focused on making improvements to this process this year.

I am definitely not as lean this year, this was the aim and a good thing, I do think I have a bit more size on my upper body, not lots just a bit, when I met Sam about 3 weeks ago that was one of the first things she said when I started posing so that’s great.

I will hold my final judgement as to whether I will present a enhanced package/bettered my condition on my last comp until I see some pictures on Saturday.

I can’t wait to see Di tomorrow in the ‘flesh’, weeks and weeks of e mails, texts and phone calls has been great but I really want to see her now, I wouldn’t be here now without her…… THANKS DI!!! See you soon!!!

And on that note I must also comment on my husbands support, encouragement and love again. THANKS PAULIE, I love you and couldn't have done this without you.

Anyway, better wrap it up there, could ramble on for ages!!
May get a chance to blog tomorrow, if not I will post some pics as soon as I can after comp.

Shar x

PS - you can tell I'm not at home working, kids, moving etc, what a longs post coz I'm just chillin!!


RaeC said...

How exciting!! Must hit the sack now as I need to be up bright and early for my flight in the morning... see you soon!! xxx

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Shar, from Prahran or Windsor station you can catch a train to the city (Flinders Street or Southern Cross), then get a Werribee line train to Hoppers Crossing. There is a transport map here:
Otherwise, you and the other girls may be able to arrange to share a taxi there?
Look forward to meeting you soon!

ss2306 said...

Keep chillin' Shar and enjoy the next couple of days.

Looking forward to meeting you. will be cheerin' for ya.

Luv Shelley

Raechelle said...

It all sounds so bloody exciting-wish I was there! Good luck this weekend-have fun too!
Can't wait to see the pics!

Hilary said...

Good luck Shar!! Hope you survive the cold weather! Look forward to hearing all about it, and seeing some pics!

Hilary xx

Shar said...

Yes Rae, see you soon indeedy!!

Thanks Charlotte!! We are close to the train station so that may the best way to go, was just worried about reduced services on a Sunday.
The other girls have a car but I can't fit in, initially I thought we would be in city for photos and we are quite close to venue so we didn't hire a car, all good, train it is, sounds pretty simple.

Thanks Shelley - I will enjoy! Slept in until 9am today!!! haven't done that n years! Looking forward to meeting you too.

Raechelle - Thanks for your good luck wishes and your comments, I am excited now. YOUR TURN SOON!!

Hils - Keep sending me the good luck vibes! i Will post some pics asap.


Amy said...

All the very best for the comp! I can't wait to see pictures.

Tara said...

Hi Shar, have just seen your pics and you looked fantastic!! Congrats. xxx

Here is the link for Claudine's translated blog....

Raechelle said...

Congrads on your placing SHAR! Well done!