Sunday, January 06, 2008

Birdlife





Even though it was my easy week I still had a long run to do on Saturday - though it was 18km as opposed to 28m, and for that I was very grateful. I had decided to start a little later in the morning and that was a bad mistake - even though it was cloudy, when the sun did make an appearance it was very hot. And when I was runni...er...struggling up the hills it was no fun at all.

Even so, the long run out to Black Mt nature park and back is one of my favourite runs - despite the hills and the uphill return trip! There is always a lot of birdlife to distract me while I'm running. We are so lucky - there is such diversity of birdlife here in Australia, and the colors are fantastic. Magpies, cockatoos, galahs, rosellas, blue wrens......
The run itself was uneventful though I had miscalculated the distance and what was meant to be a 16km run turned out to be 18km, which doesn't seem like a lot of difference but when its hot and hilly, well lets just say I was very grateful to finish. And the banana smoothie I had afterwards was just the best!
We're off to Batemen's Bay for a couple of days of R&R this week - hopefully the weather will be nice. Certainly beats going to SE Qld at the moment anyway!

8 comments:

strewth said...

Hey CJ lovely photos. Did you take them? Have a fantastic time at the coast - sounds a lovely idea.

Anonymous said...

Would love to catch up with you whilst you're in Batemans Bay - am in Broulee. There is a running group on a Wednesday night out this way starting at 5pm. Would love to see you out this way, it's gorgeous here.

x

Anonymous said...

Oops - last post was from me.

Liza.

Ewen said...

28m? You normally run 28 miles?!

The Sulfur-crested Cockatoos are great - they remind me of Lane Cove Park. I'm always on the look-out for Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos - they're much more spectacular than wild geese.

Tesso said...

If you were in SE Qld you could do a bit of swimming as cross training :-)

IHateToast said...

watch what you say about Essie Q! dem's fightin' words.

Ewen said...

Essie Q's are fine. You only need to steer clear of Effen Queues.

Lulu said...

Happy New Year to you and I hope 2008 is an injury free year! Great to see that you're back into it.