Saturday, December 30, 2006

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way (Dr Seuss)

Distance - 23km
Time - 2hr 19.30min
Av pace - 6.04min/km
AHR - 149; MHR - 176
Started with: Yo Mama - Butterfingers
Finished with: Its the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) - REM

My mountain will have to wait for another day - it just wasn't calling my name this morning! Though that's not to say that I wasn't running a hilly run; just that I decided against walking/running up Black Mountain - running around it was more fun. And it was a gorgeous morning for running - everything smelt so fresh and eucalypty after the thunderstorms and rain we've had the last couple of days. Nothing can beat running along forest trails, in dappled sunlight, with no-one else around. It doesn't make the hills any easier but the scenery is amazing. Saw Roy while out running - I was 8km into my run and he was close to finishing. Had a quick chat and then I was on my way again. All in all, it was a good run - the perfect way to finish off the year.

Even better - had brekkie afterwards at Babars in Woden. It may have only been raisin toast and a long black but the fact that someone else had made it, made all the difference! But then we headed back to Belconnen Mall for a cappuccino at Bayswiss - its the best.

Have a wonderful new year's eve and here's to a great 2007! For me, its going to be a wonderful year - running SFT and Canberra marathon and then going to Italy in the middle of the year - can't wait!

My New year's resolutions:
"Life is a journey not a destination. Enjoy the journey. It will be over way too soon."
"You can either live your life like a daring adventure or live your life safe but sorry you missed it."
"Listen to your inner voice."
"Life is either a plain bowl of vanilla ice cream or a delicious hot fudge sundae. You choose." (no prizes for guessing what I'd choose!)


Jen_runs said...

I love your resolutions - particularly the last one!

My best wishes to you & your family for the new year. Looking forward to catching up with you again soon :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year CJ - it will be one huge adventure and I'm excited to be sharing some of it with you!

Black Knight said...

I love the smell of the eucalypty after the rain.
Italy looks forward your visit. We are planning celebrations and main events for you!

2P said...

And dance like no one is watching CJ.

I've really enjoyed your blog this year - I can't wait to cross the finish at Six Foot and see you sipping your 2nd Marguerita :-)

Happy New CJ.

2P said...

Oops "Year" :-)

Anonymous said...

Great to know your year is ending being so positive, enjoying and keep going all the way to the next challenge!

The best for you and your family, thanks for all the inspiration you provide!!!

IHateToast said...

you're going to italy?!??! man... man! you have to get a Popener!

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Ewen said...

A delicious hot fudge sundae?

SFT is a journey... from the Explorer's Tree to Jenolan Caves :)

See you at Molonglo for more 6' training (3' for me).