Brown eyed daughter #1 is home from Western Australia for Christmas, along with the gorgeous H they have two weeks with us in Tasmania.
Of course Pauly and I have filled her in with all our running. She has patiently listened, been polite and ooo-ed and arr-ed in all the right places as the thoughtful, respectful daughter that she is. But she has also dropped in some Anna Wisdom as well.
- When I was talking about running long distances Anna’s comment was: They invented cars for this you know.
- Her comment when I mentioned the time it took me to run my longest run was: I could fly from Tasmania to Western Australia in that time. (this is a trip from one side of the continent to the other – it’s a long way!)
- Pauly had a big talk about nutrition and replacing glycogen stores after long training runs (she had to listen because he was slicing some ham for her and Anna does not like craving ham at all), Anna’s comment was: I do training. I catch the train to work every day.
Bless her. She thinks we are nuts for wanting to run such long distances but I know she is proud of her old mum 🙂
Running with Beer
Yesterday was the last Launceston parkrun before Christmas. It was a nice slow and steady 5kms in the company of the gorgeous Janette. Along the way we were able to encourage and cheer on a few people. It was hot out there yesterday.
For the afternoon we joined a number of Launceston Running Club members to test out the Club’s new timing equipment. We were told it was going to be a novelty race and to bring our own drinks of choice. The run was to be 3kms with an alcoholic beverage at each 1km mark. It was so hot at 4pm when we met. I opted to walk with a number of others who were also walking but Pauly ran. Pauly isn’t a drinker so his bevvy of choice was soda water. An under-age runner was on the ginger beer. BUT a couple of the elite runners were full on swilling down the amber ale! Run, stubby, run, stubby, run, stubby – then perhaps stubby, stubby, stubby…. It’s Christmas!
I give the beer drinkers full marks for being able to set a speedy pace and keep the beer down. But I give them even bigger marks for allowing their inner-Shrek to be heard. But then what happens on the run stays on the run! I think the new timing equipment worked well!
It’s always good to mix up the running and to do it for the pure pleasure of having some fun. That was definitely in evidence yesterday. It was all about running, enjoying the company of like minded people and serving up and sharing a whole heap of Christmas Cheer!
Happy running 🙂