Really sore and stiff today, knew it was coming. Off to write a speech that the school wants me to give: a motivational speech re: the race and how running or sport can affect your life and study etc, oh yes, in English AND Chinese! Hmmm, should be interesting as I speak very minimal Chinese. Couldn't really say no though, as they'd set-up another impromptu photo session just as we were dashing off to make our lesson in time yesterday - a quick, come in here, the Principal wants to congratulate you, here have a big, beautiful bouquet of flowers and stand between the Aussie and Chinese flags we've set up, ok 'Smile!', 'ok Louise could you please give a motivational speech to all the students next week? Just 2 or 3 minutes?' Hmmm, better get practising - think they may want more than my standard 'ni hao!' or 'xie xie!'.