Monday, January 05, 2009

Where Hitchcock and MHT conjoin

Where? Obviously Here In The Twilight.

Great run at The Bay on Friday evening, CR Twilight #3. With a large field of 55 runners across 5k and 10k, Sook decided on a staggered start, with my 5k group getting away 5 minutes after the 10k, at 7:05pm. Managed 25:20 and had hoped for sub 25, however there was a bit of a swirling headwind on the return leg, plus I'd done 11k earlier in the day, so I was just happy my hamstring help up.

CR Joestat and I were accompanied by our families, who enjoyed the fresh evening air and company. Sook and helpers co-ordinated and catered extremely well; with the BBQ fired up and Sook's son's famous home brew, it felt like a Friday outdoor BBQ.
Caught up with a few runners, including a long chat with JD, who informed me Tesso will be here in a few weeks. Now I wonder if we'll see her anywhere, perhaps even for a (slow) run. Maybe we'll see her at the evening outdoor Boomers' cinema festival, featuring Circus Boy, Space Angel and Jet Jackson...

The training is going according to plan, the plan in question calling for plenty of slow running. While frustrating, it's good to be "on the road again" and I have no real complaints. Statistically, I'm getting closer to previous averages, with 125k covered in 13 runs. I've also managed five gym visits, ostensibly to do weights, but really to not watch the cricket.

More stats: 2008 saw 2,915k in 297 runs (avg 9.81k/run). This should have been 3,000k for the year, but for November's injury. And 99 visits to the gym...

A few days holidays have arrived. We're off to a Central Coast beach later today, followed by the promise of Fish 'n' Chips on the waterfront at Woy Woy. Then tomorrow it's off to see Madagasca 2; on Wednesday I'm chauffeuring Mrs BB and YD to/from the city for them to see the HSM stage show at Capitol Theatre. Might wander over to Centennial Park while waiting for the return leg. I was tempted to do a lap or two, but I see the forecast is 35, so the smarter idea is to run early and read a book at CP.

A work colleague - and friend - has just left my company. She and her husband are touring SE Asia before returning to her home town of Roma. That's the one in Italy, not Queensland. I know we'll keep in touch, and I also know she's too scared to post a comment on here even though she reads the posts, so Barbara: ciao, bona fortuna and no wucks...

So the Most Popular Baby Names for 2008 have been published. Number 1 Boys: Jack. Boring, unless number 1 girls is Jill. It isn't. It's Mia. Thanks Lleyton and Bec. I had hoped we wouldn't have anymore reminders of Rosemary's Baby or The Great Gatsby, but maybe at least one of these girls will learn to act better than a litter of piglets ...

"Exit, stage left"


  • At 7:04 pm, Blogger Tesso said…

    Hey BB, I'll be running when I get to Sydney, gonna do the 5k challenge :) And a longish one the next day. Like you I still have to nurse the hammy.

    One of my friends' dad was a twin. His name was Jack and his twin sister was Jill.


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