Monday, November 06, 2006

pre-Cup Trifecta

1. no CR greeted me around the Tan - again!
2. left CR cap behind in hotel (still have two left)
3. picked up virus from colleagues while in Melbourne - no running over weekend!

Oh, and the indian summer has become the spring downpour. I feel like it's July still, as the temperature has become what is technically known as not warm.

Still, YD's big dance concert on Saturday night at Hills Centre was a very bright spot - $28 a ticket for the unknown. Some high quality, some rusty numbers and some unintentionally humorous pieces from a broad spectrum of ages. YD did well and enjoyed her two numbers. The BB family was thrilled, although Son was annoyed I boycotted his idea of surreptitiously listening to the RL test during the evening. As it turned out, Australia lost so he wasn't that upset. Manners maketh the man. He's still a very young man.

Only 39k since last post, although I managed 12k today; a comeback of sorts.

Some self-pressure to beat 2004 November k's, so plenty of solid runs ahead this month, including some at Port Macquarie and Ballina. Did I mention how much we love Ballina?
It's such a lovely town, with all the benefits of surf, "harbour" swimming conditions and great areas for runing and cycling. It even has a marked off-road bike plan. Some might suggest this is more than Sydney has.
It has a good infrastructure, with the usual and expected shops, schools and medical services. Even sport and culture, more so with Lismore just 30 min down the road.

Still, a few more years before serious consideration will be given to relocation, For now, we'll do with another holiday jaunt.

As usual, plenty happening on the Sydney news scene to keep us amused. Phil Koperberg's entry to state politics has dredged up a pretty pathetic attempt to smear him; I'm sure Paul Gibson will work closely with him - after all, they made the same mistake about the same woman, just a few years apart.
Oh well, at least we'll have some proper humour when Borat hits town soon...

"exit, stage left"


  • At 8:49 pm, Blogger 2P said…

    How/why did you get 3 hats in the first place?

    Nice to get the 12k under your belt BB.

  • At 8:41 pm, Blogger Don Juan said…

    Make glorious benefit for the study of NSW culture and Psephology. Lots of entertainment to come.

    Ballina sounds almost as good as Darwin. Certainly nothing in between worth visiting.

  • At 11:34 am, Blogger miners said…

    looking forward to that trip north. Will have to convince you that Ballina is simply a poor cousin to Port ;)

    let me know if you're keen on a few open water swims or rides when you're up too!

  • At 8:43 pm, Blogger Don Juan said…

    pse‧phol‧o‧gy  /siˈfɒlədʒi/ –noun
    the study of elections.
    [Origin: < Gk psêpho(s) pebble + -logy; so called from the Athenian custom of casting votes by means of pebbles]

    My running has almost ground to a halt. I'm having foot surgery next week.

  • At 8:32 pm, Blogger PortRunr said… bizarre...I'm in Sydney for a few days, live in Port Macquarie, and will be stopping overnight at Ballina later in the week....but I only have one CR cap!
    ps. Miners is right ;)


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