Monday, April 27, 2015

3 Miles

This was a ridiculously short little training run.  I am seriously suffering from jet lag from my trip to Australia.  I am more or less dreading my Marathon in Cincinnati in just a few days.  I know I have not trained well enough.  I did do quite a bit of hiking while in the Australian Outback, but hiking is not the same as actually running.  I hope it doesn't catch up with me.  At least today I did get in the few hills near my house.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Recovery Run

Just a nice little run around the Bunbury Running Club's track here in Bunbury for 3.58 miles. This is a really great club.  They are some really fast and efficient runners.  I felt pretty sluggish even running in the same town with them.  But I was happy that I could even walk, a day after a marathon.

We visited with some kangaroos and they in a couple of days I am off to visit the Australian Outback.
Me and a buddy

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bunbury 3 Waters Marathon

I had the most wonderful time here in Australia visiting with Pam and Lorrie, and running their beautiful marathon.  As usual I was ridiculously slow but it didn't help that I managed to get lost and nearly ran all the way around the Big Swam twice because the person monitoring the intersection decided to leave.  I finally asked some little kid how to get back to the ocean because I knew the course ran along the beach after you left the swamp.

This race really taught me that I need to get a move on and start training better because I took over 7 hours.  I would have been under if I had not taken a little detour, but still...!

I still got a first in my age group award though.  I was the only female in the 60 to 69 age group.  My friend from Antarctica, Sharon Kerson also got first in her age group because she was the only woman over 70.  We both finished so that's what really counts!

Bunbury Finish