Monday, April 30, 2012

A slow gentle run for a Monday.

It was cool when I started out on my run this morning and I wore a long sleeve top for the first ten minutes. However it didn't take long before the top was tied around my waist and the sun came through the clouds. In fact it was a perfect morning for a run. I just ran from home, round Lake Ginninderra and back again. It's a route I used to run a lot and although it is quite mundane it was lovely this morning as the sun was out, it wasn't too busy and there were some very pretty coloured Autumn leaves surrounding the lake. I listened to the radio on my ipod and it was a very enjoyable, if gentle, run.
Total distance: 15km
Time taken: 1:35
Average pace per km: 6:20 - yes, a gentle slow run.
It's quite strange getting used to a different night for Parliament House training and no longer having it on a Monday, but I enjoyed being able to just take it easy out there. Later I took Teddy for his last walk before taking him to his next little holiday adventure to enjoy the company of our grandchildren for twelve days while we are in Western Australia. Yes, Perth and Busselton, tomorrow evening we are on our way! 
I have also entered the half marathon in Canberra on 20 May so lots of running will need to be done in WA. CJ will be joining us so I will have company or Dave will. I might just be watching them fly past!


  1. The slow gentle runs are the best!
    Glad that CJ will join you in Canberra.

  2. CJ should run at your pace while her injuries heal. Actually, you should encourage her to rest.

    1. There will be less rest now with the big news tonight.

    2. CJ DOES run at Strewth's pace. It's just that Strewth doesn't.