A Chance to Stop and Reflect
Distance: 21.15 km
Time: 1 hr 59 mins 43 secs
Rate: 5' 40" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 27 degrees, humidity 30%, NW wind at 20 kmph
Week: 45.75 km
Feb: 321.15 km
Year: 754.5 km
This first mid week long run is basically a short version of softshoeshuffle's " Two Fruits loop". It's more a run I do in winter when I need long, but not hilly running normally building up to some crazy ultra run in Qld.
Home to Ashley Dr, thru Gowrie to Fadden nature park gate, up on to Wanniassa Hills, under Yamba Dr to Farrer ridge, then past Bob Chapman's house in Farrer. Did you see Bob at the monthly handicap with the arm in a sling? Bob did " a CJ " on Isaacs Ridge coming down the Long Gully Road side last week and broke a bone in his hand or wrist. So easy to do when you put your arms out to help the fall.
Then under Yamba Dr into Isaacs, over Long Gully Road to Wanniassa Hills nature park again, but turned towards MacArthur at the power lines. Around the back of MacArthur to Isabella Dr and stopped for a drink at Fadden Pines.
It was here I noticed cars parked everywhere they could. Wondering why, I realised that the funeral was happening at the Holy Family church in Gowrie for our ACT fire fighter killed helping to stop the Victorian bush fires. I had a drink and stopped to pay my respects to him and those that pay the ultimate price working to protect the community.
Continued down Isabella Dr to Ashley Dr and back home. Nice day out, the wind picking up later during the run.