Thursday, August 24, 2006

Triple Treat

Wednesday was such a full-on day – it started at 5.30am for breakfast before going to the gym, and finished at 10.30pm, when I fell into bed in a semi-comatose state (from tiredness!).

Ran the BBQ Stakes at lunchtime – I haven’t run this course in a very long time.
Session – BBQ Stakes
Distance – 6km
Time – 28.21min
Av pace – 4.44min/km
AHR – 162; MHR – 180

Talked to Charlie very briefly before the start – apparently we finished 7secs apart in the C2S. Also said hi to speedygeoff before I headed off on an early start for the run because of work commitments. And it was such a great run – I really enjoyed it. The weather was beautiful – sunny, blue skies, not much of a breeze, great environment and excellent stress relief. I loved it – it was great.


Made it to yoga last night after work feeling exhausted before we even started (having been to the gym and running 6km earlier in the day). Had to be very careful I didn’t doze off in the ‘quiet’ phase at the start of class – would be very embarrassing to be caught snoring in class! The session as usual was very physical and we also had some balance-type poses to do. However my balance had deserted me and I spent most of the time wobbling, toppling over, or grabbing hold of something to keep me upright. It must have been a pathetic sight to see and there was absolutely no grace or style to my poses! Its apparently a matter of ignoring the mind and allowing the body to take the initiative but my mind and body were in collusion and were intent on sabotaging my every pose.

Then on the way home I was directed to pull over for random breath testing – I’ve never been breathalysed before so this was a novelty. There’s a first for everything!

"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." - Gail Pursell Elliott

1 comment:

Ewen said...

Never been breathalysed! Did a policeman from your yoga class follow you CJ?