Saturday, February 20, 2010

I just pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again!

Actually, I didn't start all over again - I just picked myself up, walked a bit and then continued on with the dusty run. Yes, out there on the Mt Ainslie trails I managed to do a "CJ" - haven't done one of those for a while. Fortunately I was in the company of great running companions who took care of my welfare and ensured I was ok before continuing on. I haven't learnt the art of doing somesaults and rolling back up - instead when I fall, it's considerably inelegant - splat on the dry dusty earth and I always end up covered with dirt with nothing broken except my dignity!
After a slow start it was a good run and once we returned to Molonglo I continued on for another 8km to make up my distance. It was hot but not humid and at 7am the start of the run was pleasantly cool. In fact the conditions were great. We started with Stuart and Graeme but I ran with Ewen and Andy most of the way and for some of the way we also ran with Chris and Mary Ann.
After our get together back at the picnic area Ewen and I decided to go for coffee at Campbell shops. Starvation having set in we also enjoyed a vege omelette - yummo. We'll go there again!
Total distance: 30km
Time taken: 3:19:45
Average pace per km: 6:39
Calories burned: 1748
For some strange reason I had a burst of energy this afternoon and as a result now have a nice clean house! Then while dinner was cooking I jumped in a radox bath and soothed my gravelly knee. Ouch! Now I hope I'm not too stiff for the sprint marathon relay which has been rescheduled to tomorrow - forecast for 32degrees!


  1. It's not officially "a CJ" unless there's photographic evidence of the blood and gore (of which there was plenty). I'll bring my camera on future runs!

    That was a good coffee discovery :)

  2. Ouch! Hope you're not too battered & bruised, Strewth! I managed to do a CJ at last month's SMC; today I managed not to!