Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A 'Feel-Good' Run in the Bush Capital!

Morning 6.15am - Gym
RPM Cycle class
45 minute tough cycle class followed by a 15mins abs class with the original coach who has been on hols for a few weeks. Boy, is she enthusiastic and tough but every part of our abs was worked upon and it was such a good session. She's one tough lady!

5.15pm - Run
Distance: 16.3km
Time taken: 1hr40mins
Average pace per km: 6:09
Calories burned: 970
I met Ewen near my office and we went for a run to the lake and round the East Basin loop. Wow, what a run! It makes one really appreciate living in the bush capital. Running that part of the lake is almost like running in the country, it's quiet, it's off road, has a country smell and about the only person we met was running in the opposite direction. That person was none other than Emma Carney and Ewen assures me we were running faster than her! However, the best part of our run was yet to come. We saw pelicans, swans, ducks and then two very proud ducks taking their family of at least 12 tiny fluffy ducklings for a fast waddle. It was so beautiful. Then to top it all as we ran further on past Molonglo two rabbits crossed our path quite close to us and a little further on we saw three tiny baby bunnies running for cover. It was so exciting - what a fabulous run. We talked, ran gently, the company was great and altogether it was one of those feel-good runs which is what is what running is all about really!


  1. Emma Murray you ex-triathlete!

    You are right - it was a great run. Thanks :)

  2. Oops - sorry Ewen - I did mean Emma Murray - too many Emmas!!

  3. And cool map - how nice and flat!!

  4. It looks as if your training is going really well since you got back from the bella Italia.

    Hope to see you sometime in the next few months.

  5. That run sounds just about as good as it gets!

    I hope you forced the 'company' to keep up with you & then told him afterwards he was just OK!!