Sunday, active Sunday

29 Jan

Sunday, a day of rest? No rest for the wicked then! 😉 First off, it was the start of the monthly Vets handicap runs for the year at a new course, in the Aranda bushland. Its not too far from home and, in fact, takes in the trails that I usually run when I’m training. So it was very familiar territory for me. I was feeling very apprehensive about this run as its been so long since I’ve run any sort of event and I’m not known for my restraint or common sense! However I think the enforced layoff from running that occurred last year has taught me something at least and that is to go slowly and cautiously, especially when it comes to running. I had a great run – starting off group 22 and just running a comfortable pace. I ran the small hills cautiously as the hammy still doesn’t like anything even slightly resembling a hill but otherwise I had no problems. Still tomorrow will tell so fingers crossed the legs feel fine tomorrow morning for my run before work.

It was great catching up with lots of people – it has been far too long. But we couldn’t hang around too long after the run as we had to get down to the lake where the sprint triathlon was in progress. Unfortunately we only made it for the very tail end of the event so didn’t see anyone we knew competing. However we managed to catch up with Charlie who wasn’t competing due to a dodgy hammy (I can empathise) and Rae and Caroline who had competed. And of course Dave who did a great time – must be those swish new Zipp wheels! Actually there were some pretty awesome bikes to be seen. We also watched the kids compete – the 7-10 year old age group (we think) – they were so little! It was a very short course and when it came to the run, many would be running slowly until they went round the bend and could see the Finish line and then it was on – sprint finishes galore! One little girl elbowed past her male competitor to sprint to the finish line – a bit of competitive spirit there!

And the coffee from Cafe2U was spot on – just what we needed. 😉

And finally, I’ll finish on this note:

“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” – Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon founder.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Sunday, active Sunday”

  1. Strewth 29/01/2012 at 9:03 pm #

    It was a great morning Cathy and so good to have you back at the handicap again. You have been missed:) What is more you did a great run – an excellent way to start the monthly handicaps for the year!

  2. Steve 30/01/2012 at 8:56 pm #

    Short course next monthly handicap, North Curtin long course is far too hilly. Otherwise, great to see you running again.

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