We arrive at 7:30 am, get picked up by some friends (former class mate of Tatsuya's family) and go back to their place. I'm going to head straight off to run a 15-km race from Lindfield to Seaforth through Sydney Harbour bushland .. how bizarre will that feel!? Then another friend (ex-boss actually) will pick me up from the race finish and we will head off to re-join Tatsuya's friends for a BBQ lunch. Later in the afternoon we will catch up with old friends from the Japanese church where Chiemi & the kids used to go. Then I will meet up with my inner-city-dwelling brother for a couple of beers and dinner, then (draws breath) I will go back and re-join Tatsuya at the place we will stay the night (a Japanese church friend). Next day I'll take Tatsuya to meet up with the brother for morning tea and then go to a BBQ at my old workplace in the forest in northwest Sydney. Then we take a train up to Newcastle. On the Tuesday we'll go to the school that Tatsuya would attend if he chooses to come next year. Then we'll go to Coffs Harbour on the Wednesday by train, for a couple of more relaxed days with my parents. Pretty hilly country up there so I hope to get in a good run up and down some forest trails. Mum's birthday party on the Saturday night, then drive back to Sydney on Sunday and fly out Sunday night, almost certainly with a tear in our eyes.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
A busy schedule...
Tesso asked if it would really be only a couple of hours between getting off the plane and running in Nosh. Yes. Though if I feel like crap I might elect not to do the race. There is no point making a production out of it, but I do think it is great timing and something I really want to do. Here is an outline of our schedule, as lifted from an email I sent to a friend today:
Posted by Stephen Lacey at 12:21 AM