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

21 January 2018

parkrun #123...

Friday I went for another long caching walk (3hrs, 7.24k, 5 finds, 2 DNFs) before Tammie and I took Jamie to the cricket - his first ODI...

was a good game even though the wrong team won...

yesterday Josh and I did the Calamvale parkrun...Josh's second parkrun after doing Berrinba with me last year...he did forget his barcode (or didn't re-print it despite my reminders!)...

the course was almost 2.5 laps of a figure-8 course...mostly in the shade but the bits in the sun were quite warm...interestingly this course crosses several drive-ways including one into a carpark...

start temp/humidity: 20.9/66% (apparent temp same)
start time: 7:02am
total distance: 4.99
total time: 25:31
avg pace: 5:07
total calories: 385
avg HR: 163
TE: 4.1
Recovery HR: 120/51
BPK: 834

splits: 5:00, 4:59, 5:09, 5:10, 5:13

21st out of 181, 1 unknown ahead of me...64.14%...4th female out of 94...1st W45-49 out of 11...

Josh did 28:32 to finish 41st - last year he did 37:00 at Berrinba...

this was my first run in 17 days (since the disastrous BBQ Stakes run) and I had no issue with my ankle/Achilles during the run...mind you I didn't push it...

we all then went to Kings Beach at Caloundra for the day...

this morning I went for my fifth morning cache walk (2:40, 7.25k, 4 finds)...

18 January 2018

Catch up!

was a warm one for FkF…

out of the office by 3pm to start my two weeks of holidays…

the stats:
start temp/humidity: XX.X/XX% (apparent temp XX.X)
start time: 2:56pm
total distance: 3.35
total time: 10:17 (including 0:03 stopped time)
avg speed: 19.6kph
total calories: 83
avg HR: NR

Saturday

up early to volunteer for the 22nd time…

the stats:
start temp/humidity: XX.X/XX% (apparent temp XX.X)
start time: 7:26am
total distance: 4.61
total time: 12:36 (including 0:03 stopped time)
avg speed: 22.0kph
total calories: 87
avg HR: 118

I was the footbridge marshal…

the stats:
start temp/humidity: XX.X/XX% (apparent temp XX.X)
start time: 7:42am
total distance: 1.29
total time: 4:39 (including 0:03 stopped time)
avg speed: 16.7kph
total calories: 29
avg HR: 114

aside from the usual cheering and high 5s, my favourite part from today’s parkrun was this:

a young lad and his dad were riding their bikes (coming from the direction of Bonython)...they stopped as the runners streamed past then the lad asked me what the run was so I explained parkrun...he asked me where the course went and in particular where it started...they rode off towards the start...I’m not sure how much later on it was but the lad came running back with his dad behind him on his bike and appeared to follow the course...he ended up finishing across the line as I got back...I took the opportunity to explain to him how to register as he looked keen!

the stats:
start temp/humidity: XX.X/XX% (apparent temp XX.X)
start time: 9:11am
total distance: 1.30
total time: 5:02 (including 0:05 stopped time)
avg speed: 15.4kph
total calories: 50*
avg HR: 137*

it was a headwind for the Brun home…

the stats:
start temp/humidity: XX.X/XX% (apparent temp XX.X)
start time: 9:34am
total distance: 4.56
total time: 16:44 (including 0:05 stopped time)
avg speed: 16.3kph
total calories: 170*
avg HR: 138*

had a bit of a break before cricket…

we played our grand final opponents from last season, Harman

they won the toss and batted first…they were 3/85 at drinks (23 overs) and were all out in the last over, the 45th, for 175…I came on first change into the wind and bowled my 9 overs straight for 3/35…

in reply we got the runs with 2 overs and 6 wickets to spare…I made a scratchy 14 and was the 6th wicket out…one of our openers scored his second successive ton…

didn’t do much Sunday except some caching by car (7 with 1 DNF) and getting ready for our trip to Brisbane…!

I did take the boys for a late afternoon walk…

Monday we were up early to go to the airport…we arrived in Brisbane to a nice and warm morning…

didn’t take long for us to hit the pool!

the first round of the Yahtzee championships commenced after dinner (lasagne)…

Tuesday morning Tammie and I headed out for an early morning caching walk…we found 6, DNF’d 1 in just over 2:45 (5.55k)…

we finished the first round of championships – Rachael won - before dinner (hamburgers)…we took Josh to karate afterwards then played the second round (Rachael won again)…

yesterday I did a solo caching walk (6 finds, 3hrs, 6.55k)…

then we took the kids (except Josh who was working) to see Gumpy at his place in Redcliffe…we had a nice lunch at Hogs Breath after a tour of Gumpy’s unit at Woody Point…

the kids had a swim at Settlement Cove lagoon before we headed back…

Tammie, Rachael and I headed out to bingo after dinner (egg & bacon pie)….no winners but it was good fun…

this morning I headed out for a short cache walk (2 caches) before we took Jordyn to Seaworld…