Sunday, May 20, 2007

Walk for a Cause and a Bit of a Run!

Friday I went to an RPM (cycle) class at the gym and as I haven't been to one for ages I really had a good work-out. It was HARD work to say the least.

Sunday(today) Mr B and I participated in a walk to raise money for the family of Evan Hourigan who died tragically about six months ago while competing in a triathlon. He was only 34 and left a 15month old son Kai and a wife who is expecting another baby in July. It was a sad but uplifting occasion and there were heaps of Canberrans out there on a sunny, but cool and slightly windy morning. There were a large number of walkers also participating in the Million Paws Walk for the RSPCA at a similar time so we saw lots of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds having the time of their life! Our walk was 5.5km long and was over in 53 minutes so Mr B and I decided we needed to add a bit of run to the end of it. Thus we ran from the finish at Commonwealth Park to Molonglo Reach and back again - a total of 8km - at a comfortable pace fighting a head wind for some of the way.

Total distance walk: 5.5km
Total walk time: 53minutes
Calories burned: 280

Total distance run: 8km
Total time taken: 46:28
Average pace per km: 5:48
Calories burned: 460

After a sausage in bread (!) we headed for a restaurant where we enjoyed bread and butter pudding with cream to regain all the calories we just lost!! Hmmm - it was just that sort of day!


  1. What a wonderful cause for a walk! I'm glad that you've recovered well from Canberra. Not long now until your big trip - I can't wait to see the photos !

  2. Thanks for your comment. Do you have my email address? If so, pop me an email (unfortunately I've lost your address) & I'll send you a link a 'few' more photos!