So, my run started off beautifully and I was quite happy just soaking it all up and thinking about a myriad of things. One of which is 'how much I love Newcastle' which then led on to 'oh yes, I'm going to see a movie this evening that is filmed all around Newcastle!'. I could not be more excited - this evening I will be attending a friend's film premiere right here in Newy, for his new movie 'Pop-Up' (Tower Cinemas, 6:30pm, today). I LOVE a good movie, or show, or novel, that is set in a place that I've either lived in before or know well, and combine this with what looks to be an awesome drama/romance (Stu, you are very talented! Can't wait to see the whole movie!), and the whole shebang of a film premiere (you know, red carpets, dressing up, paparazzi flashes, etc - not too sure what to expect as this will be the first one I've ever attended, but think it's safe to speculate re these!) well: I. Am. Excited. If you are here in Newy and fancy coming along, here's some more information about it, the trailer, and a link to buy your tickets: http://www.popupmovie.com/
Here's a good article written by one of the dudes working on the movie (I'm sorry I don't know you're official title/technical name Richard!). By the sounds of it, if you LOVE Newcastle, you will LOVE this film! https://open.abc.net.au/explore/105667
About a third of the way into the run however, my right knee was starting to do that strange thing it used to do when it had had enough after my first ever full marathon, back in the day. Specifically when I was running DOWN hill, down Memorial Drive. Hmmm.... It didn't feel good, and I slowed down to walk the rest of the downhill sections of my 'run'. I was actually looking forward to the up-hills as at least there was no pain or weird feeling when running UP! Oh well. This then led me to cutting the whole thing short by about 20mins or so, but no actual harm done. Oh well - nothing some good old fashioned rest and turmeric won't fix! Maybe my body's way of telling me: take it easy this week before the iStadium half marathon next Sunday.
So, there you have it folks: to sum up: Newcastle is a beautiful and inspiring city; Pop-Up is premiering tonight at Tower Cinema, and we ARE what we think or believe and there is such power in the things we say or tell ourselves. So choose your words wisely and be careful what you wish for!! Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL rest of your Sunday, whatever it is you are up to, and before I go, here's a sampler photo of Newy itself, taken early one morning last week: