Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Run Full of Surprises

This morning I arrived at my spin class to find that my favourite row of bikes had been taken and I had to cycle in the front row - eek. I much prefer to hide! As a consequence I had to work even harder than usual as everyone could see me . Boy, I certainly did work hard so I was a bit worried about my run with Ewen later in the day. However as it turned out it was a lovely run and I felt quite strong. Maybe the morning spin class helped after all!

Distance: 16km
Time taken: 1:32:12
Average pace per km: 5:46
Fastest km: 5:17
Calories burned: 940
We started out at 4.45pm and the conditions were perfect. We ran from my office in London Circuit across the bridge to the lake and along the East Basin side of the lake past Molonglo Reach over the bridge and out towards Fyshwick for 45mins before turning and returning the way we came. Just past Molonglo we found Marg running towards us and when we turned she ran another ten minutes with us before turning back. It was great to see her. Then on our return journey round the lake we saw Christine from our training group. It was one of those days when everyone was out and about and we soon discovered why. As darkness approached we remembered that there were to be fireworks in three separate places on the hills to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay tomorrow and we were in a prime spot to view them. We ran up the grassy hill near Stage 88 and had a great view of the fireworks - a real bonus. The carillon was all lit up in a gorgeous red/pink colour and there was a stunning sunset earlier in the evening with fabulous reflections in the lake. It truly was a lovely evening for a run, great company and ideal conditions.


  1. You were running well. I appreciate you forgetting to mention the times you stopped for me to catch up!

    Thanks for the run, and for being a good listener. If only I was a good talker.

  2. oooh, i hate being in front. i understand. try being in front with obnoxious tights and that black light on. it's all DISCO BOOTY here.

    and if you're embarrassed about being in front, then you know it's because you're noticing other booties. we know this.