Saturday, April 10, 2010

Running Friends Rule!

This morning at 7.30am I met up with Andy at the carillon. It was a stunning Autumn morning. Andy and I started the run enjoying the gorgeous views of the blue lake, blue sky (at that time of day) on a backdrop of the Canberra icons with the hot air balloons floating above them in the sky - just gorgeous. Jen joined us at the ferry terminal and the three of us ran a lovely run together round the West Basin of Lake Burley Griffin. We saw just so many people we knew - lots of speedygeese and females in training (FIT ladies) out there running and lots of cyclists too. It was a perfect time of day before the wind picked up later in the morning.

Back at the carillon Andy left us and Ewen joined us running round the Museum and the north side of the lake. Jen ran all except the last 4km with me and I only had to run the last km on my own. Running friends are so cool!

At the carillon Ewen and I enjoyed cold drinks, hot drinks and snacks before walking over to watch the Cross Country race near Stage 88 and collecting my chip for the Women's and Girls' Fun Run tomorrow. By then it was lunchtime and we decided to enjoy the most yummy pancakes ever at The Deck restaurant overlooking the lake. While there we caught up with yet another of our running friends. It was a great way to wile away a few hours on a pleasant day. By the time we walked back to our cars at the carillon the clouds were dark and threatening but we didn't have any rain, just a bit of wind - a good day.

Total distance: 34km
Time taken: 3:30:57
Average pace per km: 6:12
Calories burned: 1987
Photo: Jen, strewth, Ewen (photo taken by Ewen)

1 comment:

  1. Great run Ruth. You'll be in top shape for the marathon. Nearly taper time.