Getting a Little Bit Done
No run - birthday party
Where: Ulverstone, Tas.
1st run: Distance - 11.83 km in 59' 29" at 5'02" per km
2nd run: Distance - 3.42 km in 17' 58" at 5'14" per km
3rd run: Distance - 11.9 km in 63' 23" at 5' 20" per km
Totals for day: 27.15 km in 2 hrs 20 mins 51 secs at 5' 11" ave
Weather: cloudy, light drizzle in 1st run, temp 12 degrees, humidity 90%, wind calm
Week: 27.15 km, June: 102.45 km, Year: 1958.45 km
Family get together on Saturday to celebrate aunties birthday, cleaned up all the venison, lamb, and wallaby, pavlovas, Christmas cake and trifle, very little left overs. Great to see all the remaining relatives as we now live in all parts of the country. As expected the day was cloudy and cold, air temp about 8 degrees, wind chill reducing to just above zero. Big house and shed made conditions very comfortable and a great atmosphere.
Yesterday, rained all morning, hasn't stopped really for a week. Finally around midday, the rain eased to light showers, so I donned the spray jacket to get some running in just in case.
Brother and sister-in-law, the runners, had gone away for the day playing tourist, with the intention of running late in the day. The changeable weather meant doing what I could when I could. First run thru the centre of town to a small village in the country side and return. Not far enough but the rain had stayed away.
Second run, just to make the day worthwhile around the block, a short run but with 60 metres of climb in the last half km up to the house. A reasonable day, 15 kms if the others decided not to run.
Cloudy but fine at 4 pm, decided to go with the others, same run as Friday over to the old golf course to the end of the east Ulverstone beach and back, another 11.9 kms. Added up to a good afternoon of running with a couple of short breaks in between.
Tonight, something different with the running. Youngest brother is a Hash House Harrier member, drinkers with a running problem. We join them tonight at the old home town of Latrobe on the banks of the Mersey river, the signs say, " Platypus Capital of the World".
Should be a fun night, not very serious running in the dark.
Congratulations to Jackie Fairweather on her result on the Gold Coast, brilliant effort.
Leave for Hobart Tueday for 3 days, should be chance to get a a bit more done before heading home, when it will be time to get serious.