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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
"Jack of all (sports), Master of none!"

24 January 2017


up early yesterday to walk the dogs before we headed to the airport for a 9am flight to MEL...

our flight to PER was delayed at MEL due to single runway operations at MEL so we arrived in PER just after 1:40pm...

after checking in to our hotel (two blocks from the Swan River), I had a bit of a rest before heading out for a run...it was quite windy but the temperature was lovely...only one wrong turn (missing an underpass) which lead to a wait of 30secs to cross Riverside Dr...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 23.2/50% (apparent temp same)
start time: 3:37pm
total distance: 9.90
total time: 55:23
avg pace: 5:36
total calories: 714
avg HR: 144
TE: 3.8
recovery HR: 110/40

we watched the AB Medal presentation before to Crown Casino for dinner to celebrate Tammie's birthday and a bit of a gamble...actually I only gambled (and lost) Tammie's money on roulette which she came out ahead on Blackjack even with my losses!

this morning I was up early to do a 30/30 x 20 session...went the opposite direction to yesterday's run heading past the WACA...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 16.1/61% (apparent temp same)
start time: 6:19am
total distance: 7.24
total time: 40:00
avg pace: 5:31
total calories: 477
avg HR: 139
TE: 3.3
recovery HR: 102/36

I took a pen with me so I could find a couple of caches on the water's edge before heading back to the room...this meant that after 11yrs 26days I had finally found a cache in each state and territory...I was last in PER for cricket and I hadn't yet discovered caching...

after breakfast, we went for a stroll and found a couple more...

we had to be at the airport by 11am for Tammie's 1pm flight to Christmas Island - even though it's a domestic flight passengers still have to clear Customs etc...Tammie headed through at about 11:45pm and I caught the free bus to Terminal 4 where I had a wait for my flight at 3:35pm...

my flight left on time and we arrived early in CBR at 10:10pm...I had to call past my parcel locker to pick up some parcels and was home just on 11pm...

now I'm watching the BBL semi (recorded) while I do some washing...back to work for me tomorrow!

22 January 2017

parkrun, trip...

yesterday I was on timekeeping duties for parkrun so I ran there and back...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 11.6/73% (apparent temp same)
start time: 7:15am
total distance: 4.05
total time: 22:01
avg pace: 5:27
total calories: 268
avg HR: 137
TE: 2.8
recovery HR: 102/44

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 17.2/51% (apparent temp same)
start time: 9:15am
total distance: 4.06
total time: 22:55
avg pace: 5:38
total calories: 290
avg HR: 150
TE: 3.0
recovery HR: 100/36

squiggle ran her third parkrun (Tammie drove her there) and her first solo one...50:08, 289th/317, 139th female/150, 9th JW11-14/10...

had a break before heading to Hackett for my 5th game with Barton 5th grade, we were playing the Wood Ducks who were 4th on the ladder (we are 3rd) and had beaten us earlier in the season (I didn't play that game)...

we won the toss and batted first with the captain opting to bat me at 3...we made a steady start before our skipper was dismissed via a good catch forward of point, 1/28...out I went and back I came, given out LBW first ball...I played forward to an inswing bowler, looking to turn it behind square and was struck on the legside of my pad...hmmm...

we progressed to 3/47 off 15 at drinks....then 4/93 off 30 at the second drinks...we accelerated in the last 15 to finish with 6/189 courtesy of 67no from our 'keeper and leading runscorer...

the Wood Ducks made a similar start and were 3/48 in the 15th at first drinks...I had two catches dropped off my bowling after coming on first change...took a running catch moving to my left at mid off...

at the second drinks break the Wood Ducks again matched our start with 5/94 off 30...fortunately we tied them down after that to end up winning by 36, taking the last wicket off the last ball...I bowled my 9 overs straight for 31 with 3 maidens...

I picked up dinner on the way home (we finished at 7!) so we could watch the Hurricanes final match of the season (we recorded it because it started at 4)...

this morning I did an easy 80 before it got too warm...managed to trip but stay on my feet about 4.5k in...hurt my right glute/high hammie (same area I hurt at indoor cricket last year) but managed to continue on...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 16.4/70% (apparent temp same)
finish temp/humidity: 18.8/61% (apparent temp same)
start time: 8:22am
total distance: 13.42
total time: 80:00
avg pace: 5:58
total calories: 906
avg HR: 135
TE: 3.2
recovery HR: 95/42

after shower and breakfast, I made two batches of brownies for Tammie to take back to Christmas Island - she returns on Tuesday (via Perth tomorrow) and will be there until early May...