Monday, January 02, 2012

Ring out the old, bring in the new!

Here's to 2012. May it be a healthy, happy, injury-free year of good running for all of us. I also aim to keep my blog updated far more regularly than in 2011! It's quite amazing that another year has gone by so fast and here I am after four weeks of non-blogging trying to update my blog. Nope, it's too hard so instead I will just say that I've been running most days, swimming once a week and working out at the gym three times a week interspersed with daily Teddy walks and the occasional  bike ride.

The past few weeks have been a bit crazy. At the start of December I flew to NZ for my brother-in-law's 80th birthday. It was for just a brief very busy 5 days and then it was back to Canberra for a very busy festive season which included dinners, lunches, catch ups and of course Christmas shopping and baking and a house full of family - loads of happy, busy days. Mr B also entered his first Olympic triathlon and did really well, finishing only 10 seconds behind his nemesis, Bob.

On New Year's Eve I ran with speedygeoff and Andy round East Basin of the lake with a little extra to make a total distance of 20km. We ran at a slow pace but it felt great to be building up the kms at last and of course the company was good although we missed Ewen who was celebrating with his family in Wagga.

Mr B and I saw the New Year in at a party at a running friend's house. The theme was "What do you wanna be when you grow up?" There were some very interesting interpretations! Mr B went as The Stig out of Top Gear as he's always loved motor racing. I went as the car race starter chick. It was such fun.

Then on New Year's Day, after walking Teddy over to collect our car (hmmm no comment required), we drove to the south coast  for a swim in the surf followed by fish and chips by the beach before the two hour drive home again - a great way to start the New Year.

Tonight it was back to the speedygeese running at Parliament House. There were only ten of us tonight but it was a good session in very hot, sunny weather. We ran from the rose gardens up the steps to the flat grass by the road where we ran 200m sprint repeats then jogged back to the start (about 460m) on 2mins 30 to 3mins. We repeated this ten times although Bronwyn managed 13 times as she didn't slow down after the 200m sprints! I ran a total distance of 8.5km.

Judging by the soaring temperatures I think summer has finally arrived!


  1. Oops sorry Bron - will edit!!

  2. Come on! The Stig has a white helmet! Nice grid girl (wolf whistle).

    P.S. Glad you escaped from the rebel FB brigade that were holding you hostage.