December is already here. Where did the time go? I hardly remember what I've been doing for the past 11 months. Aside from work, the rest of it has been spent running somewhere at some ungodly hour chasing some distant elusive dream. Still haven't caught up with it yet.

The boys are all growing up fast. One has finished school, the other is at that age where he'd rather be with his friends. It was only yesterday that I remember them as little fellows wanting this toy and that toy. Now the toys they want are priced way beyond my minuscule pay grade. Good thing they haven't asked for a tc helicon voicelive play device.

The country is still in the shambles it was and I don't see sign of it improving anytime soon. The price of just about everything has been going up and up with no signs of slowing down. The wife has her hands full trying to manage the household budget. Though she does a good job at it, it's getting harder to keep the books balanced.

Gold Coast Australia, The beautiful blue skies was what got me ...

I haven't really planned anything for Christmas which is really just around the corner. The wife and me will be out of the country the week before Christmas running a marathon in 10 degrees weather. At least that's what the weather forecast stated anyway. It might be colder since the bloody marathon starts at 4.00am for me.

That will also mark my last race for this year. I'll have to be more picky with my races for next year cos it really is not cheap to sign up for races these days. I've got a couple of main races that I will be doing but my highlight race for the year will be the Gold Coast Airport Marathon again in July. I had a blast there this year and both of us can't wait to get back there again next year.

Please, don't make me leave!

The air tickets and accommodations have been booked and paid. We're now just waiting for the race registration to open up. The wife is out to better her 21k timing that she did this year and me, well, I'm signing up of the 10k event followed by the 42k event the next day. Might as well maximize my stay there :D

We're spending a longer time there next year so we'll have time for some extra sight seeing unlike this year which really was just was too rushed. Aside from that, some major local races are also lined up. Work is definitely going to keep me busy, seeing as how more races are popping up here and there and I'm getting quite a bit of requests to do work for these races. Not complaining, at least it's work that involves something I love doing.

The highlight of my stay, crossing the finish after 4 plus hours of running!