Friday was a planned run with Louise at 8am – 14kms to run towards our Run Melbourne training.
The only negative about this was the wild weather – winter has come with a mighty roar here in Northern Tasmania. It’s freezing! The first big dump of snow happened earlier in the week. Snow usually only falls on the peaks, but here in the Meander Valley we are just under The Great Western Tiers. The wind rips and rumbles over the Tiers and icily down into the valley.
Friday was wet – wet with storms and wind. And oh so freezing! Our 14kms however was great! Why was that? I think it’s because when all the elements say Stay inside, don’t go out, it’s too cold to run, it’s too wet to run. And then we go out and run anyway, it makes us feel MIGHTY! Tough and invincible! We got some interesting looks as we ran along. You know those ones? The smiling, shaking of the head kind of look that says You Are MAD! Crazy, raving bonkers to be out in this weather!
Louise and I nodded to each other… we agreed that running in these conditions is really setting us up well for Run Melbourne. It could be like this on the day, Louise would say. Oh yes, it could be, and we will be ready, I would reply back.
The power of positive-running-thinking always wins over nasty weather (at least that’s what we will keep believing).
More soggy running!
Pauly did the Launceston Running Club Westbury 12kms without me today. Unfortunately I couldn’t run. I had taxi driving duties to take Blondie daughter #1 to the airport for her return flight to the mainland (she came home from uni for son #1’s school production which was just awesome!). Getting her to airport clashed with the time of the run. Driving in this weather was just nasty!
It was 8ºC and pelting down. But guess what? Pauly came in 4th place! Go Pauly! I arrived at the run after my taxi driving duties were done just in time for the presentations – I am so proud of my Pauly but indeed of everyone who ran the race today. It truly shows how dedicated this wonderful bunch of runners are (and perhaps that they are a little crazy too? No…it shows how much they all love running!).
The tide has come in on the farm. All the water you see in the photos below isn’t normally there; the low-lying paddocks usually flood in the winter, so it’s nothing out of the normal with these sort of weather conditions. As I type the rain is still pelting down. Pauly and I have a rare night in with no where to go and just the two of us. It’s a good night to be home.
Happy running 🙂