05 August 2007
Hi Happy Readers... well, I did my first ever fun run today and it was just that - lots of F.U.N! I ran my best time ever too which was a bonus. I did my 4.5kms in 25.07 minutes, which works out at about 10.5km/hr. To think that only about four months ago, I was thumping that treadmill, getting excited about having run two minutes straight! Unfortunately, Steve missed seeing me cross the line :o( He dropped me off at the start, drove back through all the traffic to the finish line, found a spot to park the car, walked 15 mins to the park where the finish line was, stood at the finish line & then didn't see me!!! Next year I will have to wear something more colourful obviously. The only bummer was trying to get away at the end of the race. There was only one road out & it was a traffic jam for about an hour. Needless to say, Steve was a bit razzed by the time we got out of there! Of course, we didn't get a pic of me crossing the line but hopefully, the "official" photographer will have gotten one & I know I will have to pay the bucks to get a copy but I just HAVE to! It's my first event.... Next on the agenda? The Women's 10km Classic on 9 September in the Botanic Gardens. I am training hard & feel buoyed by my speed today though am unsure that I could sustain that speed for an entire hour. Pssst! We saw the movie "Amazing Grace" today with Ion Griuffud as Sir William Wilberforce. It was a great period drama about Wilberforce's work to abolish slavery in the UK during the 18th Century. Really, really interesting & of course, who can ever tire of that lovely Welshman? Cannot work out how to upload a pic of him to put on this blog to make it more interesting to look at. Stuff that... Refer to previous post regarding techno abilities.