Will I. Won’t I. Do I. Don’t I. Yes. No. I don’t know. These were the conversations I was having with myself this morning. A tight right calf also kept butting in . I even googled whether running with a tight calf was a good thing! Didn’t get a definitive answer. In the end I decided that I would run but with no predetermined distance in mind, but run according to how I feel. Radical notion I know!
I decided to run the tan this morning, a 3.8km track around the Botanic Gardens. It’s official name is the Tan Track, named either for the tan-colored stone aggregate surface, because it runs around the BoTANic Gardens, or because it was once covered in tan bark. Whatever. It’s a popular running and walking venue for Melbournites. This morning I ran 3 laps and with the run to get there and return, the total distance was 17km. As I was running up that hill for the 3rd time of thought of Liz and Steve who had run the tan ultra 100km a few years ago. I don’t know how you guys did it! Three laps was plenty for me.
An indulgent breakfast followed this run – truffled scrambled eggs (made with cream, butter and whole eggs no less) and smoked salmon. What a perfect partnering. This was an amazing breakfast but not one you could have very often – the seasonality and cost of truffles ruling that out, let alone the calories! But oh what a treat!
Not much else happened today – the cold, wet and totally crappy weather took care of that. We did venture out to the movies at lunchtime and then later in the day had afternoon tea at St Ali’s.
Tomorrow – the plan is to head off to the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centrefor a swim in the morning and then afterwards go shopping! We’re also off to lunch at Mamasita’s in Collins St for modern Mexican. They have a gluten free menu!