Last night I did not sleep very well. In fact, I didn't sleep at all.
Curse you, YouTube - and your little dogs too!
Still awake at 6:00am, I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to take my new camera for a riverside outing.
In an effort to become an early morning person, I think there is no better way for me to wake up my body than with a good dose of healthy endorphins. I am normally opposed to eating worms, but becoming an early bird sounded rather appealing. So with my trusty Skechers GoRuns on my feet and iPod in my ears, I stumbled optimistically outside the door.
To most people, walking along the riverside in Brisbane is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend any Sunday morning.
However, my casual stroll turned into an adventure of sorts, as I dodged hoards of dedicated cyclists speeding along the shared pedestrian and bike path.
Brisbane people are crazy about cycling, but for some reason the CityCycle scheme - bikes you can hire at a small cost - seems untouched by most locals. The bright yellow bikes do add a nice splash of colour to the neighborhood though, don't you think?
Big Bird's vehicle of choice.
I even spotted some friends of mine down by the river. The whole family came out for the day.
Who are you calling 'Ugly Duckling'?
Ah, the joys of spring.
When my morning exercise was done, and my inner photographer was completely satisfied, I made a delicious green smoothie to kickstart my first meal of the day.
Breakfast of champions? Yes, sir.