Wednesday, March 22, 2006

An undulating early morning run with two gentlemen, several kangaroos and two alpacas!!

Distance: 16:22km
Time taken: 1hr 53mins
Average pace per km: 6:12
Calories burned: 1066

Comments: Drove to speedygeoff's house in Holt to meet up with him and PRB. By 6.30am it is lightish so I organised to be late for work as I had been warned this was un undulating run on uneven surfaces. We started off on the road as it was still a little dark, although compared to the times I am used to running it was actually daylight to me! We ran through several suburbs and in areas I had never run before. A lot of it was up, up, up but it was mainly off-road and a great feeling on the legs in spite of the fact that I wore my other pair of running shoes and forgot to put my orthotics in them. Worse still, they had no insoles because I had taken them out meaning to insert the orthotics - hmmm, I didn't even realise this until I had already run about 5km - more seniors moments! It was a lovely time to run - still cool and the sun was slowly rising over the hills. We spotted quite a number of curious kangaroos and even ran past two alpacas. It was definitely just like running in the countryside - Canberra really is a unique place to run - so much wildlife and rolling hills so close to the suburbs. It definitely wasn't a fast time but it was a great run, very pleasant company and jolly hard work! Thanks guys - I enjoyed your company.

Later - Yoga
More stretches - heaps of downward dog poses and a very long shoulder stand. I thought he was never going to bring us down. I need all that stretching after tough runs but ouch it can be a bit painful. I was hanging out for the last ten minutes - heaven, bliss - concentrate only on the breathing - aaaaah.
And now it must be bedtime! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!


  1. I'm looking forward to my trip to Canberra to see everyone.

    My tropical banana smoothie uses tropical flavoured protein powder!

    See you in a few weeks

  2. you go girl that was a big day!

  3. Great job Strewth! I wanna kangaroo.