Wednesday, January 06, 2010

From rags to riches

Happy 2010 friends and family!

In Sydney, we've had mixed weather: good for NYE with a bit of rain, sun and humidity thrown in.

First race for the year was January 1: the CR Twilight series, held this time at The Bay, running the famous monthly CR 5k challenge in reverse: Hawthorne Pde to Drummoyne Rowers (and back, for 10k starters like me).
I completed the 10k, unlike some who had good intentions but piked out at the 2.5k mark. A shame for me, as I was leading a few of them. Oh well, 54 minutes and comfortable. I managed 11 straight running days (103k),which is my longest streak since 12 in-a-row in Sep 2004 (did 123k then).
Anyway, I went to the Twilight with Joestat and our families, and enjoyed Sook54's tofu kebabs, and a lengthy chat with a few CR's including Rags, whom I had seen but never spoken to before.

Readers with good recall would know Mrs BB's best friend (and her family) moved back to Melbourne a year ago. We were looking at various options for getting down there soon, when out of the blue came an email: "here we come". They drove up for a short visit and we were lucky to see them on Sunday. We hadn't seen them since we went to Melbourne in April, but good friends slot straight into the groove. It was great, hence the "riches" header. Hopefully we'll holiday in Melbourne again in early April.

For now, all planning centres on the "Masterpieces From Paris" exhibition in Canberra. Looks like a February trip, perhaps with a couple of decent runs around Lake Burley Griffin. YD suggests other interesting activities too e.g. Questacon. Should be a good trip.

That's all for now. I'm still overcome with excitement by the stirring second test win today. I think I'd like that DVD...

Ludo Lusi Lusum

"Exit, stage left"


  • At 6:49 pm, Blogger Andrew(ajh) said…

    Wow, 103kms in 11 days straight is pretty damn good, I'm definitely not up to that at the moment.


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