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!!

3 comments:

  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

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  2. you go girl that was a big day!

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  3. Great job Strewth! I wanna kangaroo.

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