SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 15 - FREEDOM DAY
Today is the day I finish my self isolation and head home to family. Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported me over the past few days. Looing forward to doing some more fundraising and awareness events for One Girl's Do It In A Dress.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 14 - THE FINAL DAY
Today is my last full day of self isolation after returning from the USA 2 weeks ago. Thought this day would feel long but it wasn't even though it was a rainy day. Prepared my final radio show for 2RDJ-FM in which I look at how GPS is creating better runners. Also called up Tim Conway Jnr on KFI-AM 640 in Los Angeles. Built another Lego model this time a space shuttle and transporter from a 3:1 set. Tomorrow I finish my isolation in the morning and return home to my family.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 13
Only one more full day of self isolation left. Had a quiet day enjoyed listening to Tim Conway Jnr on KFI-AM 640 from Los Angeles with guest Jay Leno. Also enjoyed stepping outside again on a nice Sydney afternoon. Prepared another radio programme for 2RDJ-FM as well.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 12
Nice day in Sydney today so opened up some doors and windows to let some fresh air in and enjoy the nice weather. Also prepared my daily self isolation radio programme for 2RDJ-FM which features a segment on how a recording studio mishap in 1979 shaped modern music. Built another lego model of a scene from San Francisco. Building the Golden Gate Bridge was a bit of a challenge. Only 2 more full days to go.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 11
Did today's video from one of my balconies today. Rather quiet day talking with friends and family both over the phone and online, prepared another radio show for 2RDJ-FM including a feature on the history of the word "OK". Also edited some video I took at Seaworld Orlando when I was there nearly 3 weeks ago.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 10
Reached double digits today. YES!!!! Built another Lego model today, this time a scene from London. Also prepared another programme for 2RDJ-FM to air tomorrow morning and also chatted in a group vidoe chat with some of my runDisney friends. Was nice to talk with them albeit in a group chat. Looking forward to hopefully seeing some of them at Walt Disney World in January for Dopey.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 9
Today I wore my One Girl #runlikeagirl top this morning to join in spirit those doing #socialdistancerunning. I prepared another radio programme for 2RDJ-FM and also put together some videos for my nephew or planes and trains I took over in the USA recently of planes and trains I took over the USA including boarding walking out to board a Southwest flight at Burbank and trains in the New York City Subway.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 8
Had a running friend drop off an iced chocolate for me this morning, Thanks Kerry. Also worked on another lego model this time a space station with a shuttle and crew. Recorded another radio programme for 2RDJ-FM in which I look at the history of the Walt Disney World Marathon which I will be running in a dress next year.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 7
Quiet day today talking with friends and just relaxing. Did some more research for my future programmes on 2RDJ-FM and recorded tomorrow's programme which features a story of a SR-71 crew on a training mission with too much time on their hands.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 6
Spent most of the day doing another Lego model this time one of Las Vegas which was tideous at times. Also recorded a radio programme for tomorrow morning on 2RDJ-FM.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 5
Quiet day to preparing my next programme for broadcats on 2RDJ-FM and looking for content for future programmes. Also chatted with some family and friends so in all a quiet day with some good relaxing down time.
Self Isolation In A Dress Day 4
Day 4 of self isolation in a dress. This morning I worked on my radio programme for tomorrow on Community Radio 2RDJ-FM and built my second Lego model which is a model of New York City featuing Statue Of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building and One World Trade Center. Took me most of the afternoon to build.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 3
Day 3 of self isolation was mainly spent getting my first few radio shows together which I will be broadcasting from tomorrow, Monday 23rd March on 2RDJ-FM in Sydney. The first protgramme will air from 6am. That took up most of the day which was good as I was occupied all day. Actually found it a nice way to fill in the day.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 2
First full day of actual isolation started by waking up at 2am and calling into Gary and Shannon on KFI-AM 640 in Los Angeles. Wore my #runlikeagirl top like I do every Saturdya morning for parkrun. I also started working on the my upcoming radio shows to be broadcast on 2RDJ-FM starting Monday. Tomorrow I will record the first programme. Completed my first Lego model today which was a steam train. I have more models to complete over the next 2 weeks.
SELF ISOLATION IN A DRESS DAY 1
Today I started my self isolation period due to the Australian government's COVID_19 biosecurity measures in place as I returned this morning from the USA. Today I settled in, had a nap and also set up a remote radio studio as I wll be back on radio 2RDJ-FM from Monday 23rd March. I am doing my isolation in a dress as a fundraiser and awareness for girls education in Africa. If you can donate that would be greatly appreciated. I wll be making a new post every day.
ICE SKATING AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER
Took the One Girlmessage about girls education in Africa to one of the world's most famous ice rinks, The Rink At Rockefeller Center which opened in 1936. Had many skaters ask me about Do It In A Dress and was even given a donation by a staff member.
LA MARATHON IN A DRESS DONE
LA Marathon done in a dress on International Women's Day from Dodger Stadium near Downtown LA to Santa Monica in a time of 4:49:19. Was a nice day weather wise Many compiments on the course and side lines about my dress and also the charity too. Had to stop a few times so people could scan a QR code I had pinned to the back of the dress. THe race announcer at the finish Fitz remembered me from yesterday and called me out as I crossed the finish line.
LA BIG 5k
Ran the LA Big 5k this morning around Dodger Stadiumand Elysian Park in Los Angeles aspart of LA Marathon weekend. I am running the marathon also. DId the 5ks in 30:49. Thanks to Fitz and Rudy the race announcers who noticed me and mentioned me at the star and finsih. Rudy also spopke to me after the race and said it is people lke me that make a difference. Also had many people compliment me at the finish and on course.
LA MARATHON HERE I COME
Completed my last long training run on Sunday 23rd February for the LA Marathon on International Women's Day in 2 weeks which I will be running in a school dress. Started just after 5:30am and clocked up 30ks in 3:04:30. Was even nice to get rained on in the last 5ks.
BBBRun 10k this morning on a humid morning in Sydney following recent rains and an overnight storm. Done is 54:13 but was expecting to finish between 57-60 mins. Was even interviewed by the MC post race about Do It In A Dress and Elsa met Australian Olympian Eloise Wellings.
First fun for 2020 this morning, Sun Run, 10ks from Dee Why to Manly on Sydney's Northern Beaches with some challenging hills done in 55:09.
DOPEY CHALLENGE IN A DRESS 2021
To start 2021 I will be running the Walt Disney World Marathon Dopey Challenge from 7th - 10th January. The Dopey Challenge is a 4 day challenge held over the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend in which I will be running the following events all in school dresses to raise awareness and funds for girls' education in Africa.
7th January 2021 - Walt Disney World 5k Family Fun Run
8th January 2021 - Walt Disney World 10k
9th January 2021 - Walt Disney World Half Marathon (21.1k)
10th January 2021 - Walt Disney World Marathon (42.2k)
Sydney CBD Light Rail Opening Weekend
Today I put on a dress and rode the new Sydney CBD Light Rail for the first time after it opened this weekend. Thank you to those passengers who asked me about One Girl, #DoItInADress and girls' education in Africa. Thank you also to the lady who gave me a $5 donation.
Sydney Airport Runway Run
1k loop this morning of runway 07/25 at Sydney Airport in the annual Sydney Airport Runway Run done in a school dress. Rather unique place to run with planes landing and taxiing around you.
BALMAIN FUN RUN
10ks on Sunday arpund Rozelle and Lilyfield at the always challenging Balmain Fun Run for 10ks. Done in a time of 52:45 with a fall at the 4k mark but got up and kept going.
Weekend Double - Fun Run Pink and Three Bridges Run
Two fun runs last weekend. Fun Run Pink at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday as part of Triathlon Pink. 6k event done in 32:45. Backed up on Sunday for a challenging 29ks for Three Bridges Run along the Parramatta River taking in the Old Meadowbank Rail Bridge, Bennelong Bridge over Homebush Bay and Silverwater Bridge. Done in a time of 3:33:02.
PARKRUN IN A DRESS
Parkrun In A Dress on a nice sunny morning in Sydney which raised $120 for One Girl. Thanks to all who donated. Ran 5ks in 25:48.
PARKRUN IN A DRESS THIS SATURDAY
This Saturday I am hosting Parkrun In A Dress at Rhodes parkrun starting at 8am. Please arrive by 7:45am. If you would like a time you will need to register at www.parkrun.com.au and print your barcode and bring it with you. I will have a donation box as well as nibbles afterwards. The closed station is Concord West and the start is a 5 minute walk from the station.
Melbourne Marathon In A Dress - DONE!!
Took to the streets and for some part tram tracks of Melbourne and finished with a lap of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a school dress to complete my second marathon in a month as part of Do It In A Dress. Finished in a time of 4:47:58 which is redemption for the challenging Sydney Marathon 4 weeks earlier. Had many spectators and runners give compliments about the dress, cause and also One Girl. My next marathon will be Sunday 8th March 2020 on International Womens' Day in Los Angeles.
One Week To Melbourne Marathon
15ks around Sydney finishing at Darling Harbour to prepare for Melbourne Marathon next week.
Random Donation Of Kindness I
Travelling on Sydney Metro this afternoon and had a passenger tap me from behind and offer a donation. Thanks for donating.
Steam Train Ride In A Dress
On Sunday I took a steam rrain ride from Richmond in North West Sydney to Central station via Rhodes (To turn the train around.) in a dress to spread the One Girl Do It In A Dress message about girls' educartion in Africa. Had a few people ask about the programme.
Sydney Marathon In A Dress - DONE!!!
Sydney Marathon done in 5:56:08 for 42.2ks on a tough morning in Sydney with warm weather in a One Girl Do It In A Dress dress. Felt ill at the 34k mark and had assistance from other runners. I wanted to finish, insisted on it and made sure I did. It hurt, it was mentally draining and I was sore BUT I DID IT!! Still not deterring me from coming to Melbourne in 4 weeks and running the marathon down there too. Also had quite a number of compliments on course too and people ask about the charity too.
Newtown Run For Fun
10ks around Sydney Park this morning for Newtown Run For Fun hosted by Newtown Public School. Done in a time of 59:54. Had a few conversations about girls education in Africa with some other participants. Next weekend is Sydney Marathon.
Radio In A Dress
Yesterday presented 1 hour LIVE on Community Radio Station 2RDJ-FM at the Strathfield Spring Festival. Had many people give compliments
Manly Fun Run
Manly Fun Run this morning dressed as Elsa in a school dress with the 5k done in 26:57 on a challenging course. Was even bailed up after I finished by the event MC and asked about Do It In A Dress. Many people along the course liked the outfit along with many foreign tourists heading back on the ferry wanting pics with Elsa.
Radio In A Dress
On Saturday 7th September I will back on radio 2RDJ-FM broadcasting live at the Strathfield Spring Festival from 12pm - 1pm presenting my shift in a school dress to raise awareness of girls education in Africa. Don't be shy come and say HI!!
Challenging Sydney Half on Sunday morning done in a time of 2:04:49 in a school dress. Many good comments from other participants about the cause too.
Elsa Meets Thomas
Elsa in a school dress meets Thomas The Tank Engine following City 2 Surf at Central Station as part of TrackSAFE week activities.
City 2 Surf
A challenging 14ks on Sunday for City 2 Surf from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach dressed as Elsa in a school dress. 1:17:44 for the 14ks. Thanks Sarah for your donation.
7ks around Iron Cover Bay for the annual Bay Run in just over 34 minutes.
Sydney Harbour 5k and 10k
Sydney Harbour 5k and 10k this morning back to back. Ran the 5k in a Cinderella dress and then ran like a girl for the 10k. 10k done in 54:32 with quite a number of positive comments about repping One Girl and running like a girl.
Sutherland 2 Surf
Sutherland 2 Surf last weekend in just over 58 minutes for the 11ks from Sutherland to Wanda Beach.
Skating At Festival
Visited the Skating At Festival in Sydney yesterday in a dress. Got a $5 donation and also had a conversation with a few people about One Girl and the importance of educating girls in Africa. Even thought I may not get a donation from those people I also think it is important that the conversation gets started as part of the step of bringing awareness to this little known issue.
Marathon Training in a Dress
On a foggy morning in Sydney I stepped up my preperation for my 2 marathon Do It In A Dress challenge I did 30ks in 3:18:27 starting at the Sydney Harbour Bridge, over Circular Quay, around Mrs Macquarie Chair and the Sydney Opera House, down to Central station, Back over the ANZAC Bridge, along part of the Bay Run and ending at a 7 Eleven in Haberfield for a Slurpee. Was stopped by a few people along the way asking about One Girl and why I was running in a school dress. My 2 marathon challange will see running both Sydney Marathon on 15th September and Melbourne Marathon on 13th October both in a school dress.
The next few weeks sees a number of pop ice rinks around Sydney. I will be skating at some of them to raise awareness for girls education in Africa so they can also get a quality education like other girls in other countries and have a good future and quality of life.
Transport Heritage Expo
Transport Heritage Expo this June long weekend in Sydney and one of my favourite events especially with F1, Sydney's Vintage Electric Train out and about on the network along with steam trains and other heritage trains. I was out and about today in a school dress to raise awareness for girls education in Africa. Thanks to those people who spoke to me today at railway stations and also gave donations.
I'm getting active to support girls' education with One Girl!
I am running like a girl to raise awareness and funds to educate girls in Africa so they to can have a education and have a good quality of life both now and tomorrow. In countries such as Sierra Leone and Uganda girls are denied an education because they are girls. It takes $300 to educate a girl for one year. Educating a girl has many benefits. Her future income increases for each year she is educated and she will invest most of that back in to her family, she will not be married or have children at a young age thus being able to stay in school longer and have a better education.
My goal over the next 2 years is to raise $1,500 which is enough to educate 5 girls for one year.
Thank you to my Supporters
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Refund
Rockefeller Ice Rink Staff
Light Rail Opening
Ice Skating Sydney Cbd