Saturday, July 02, 2005

Beautiful one day...

The rain has finally stopped! Yes, it's a beautiful sunny Gold Coast day. It's the Saturday before the half marathon. I'm typing this in a bit of a hurry so forgive my dodgy typing and plu-like spelling.

Yesterday evening I phoned Luckylegs and we arranged to meet her for a walk on the beach. Guess what? In spite of all the best Telstra technolgy we got lost! We must have been waiting at the wrong yellow surf lifesaving tower. So, my male sense of direction is not all it's cracked up to be!

Later I went out for a walk and heard somebody call out "Hey, Ewen!". It was Kerrie W who was with Maria's group from Canberra. They were sitting on the sidewalk at 'Tooley's' just up the road from our digs at Pacific Views. They had just placed their orders so I joined them for dinner. Enjoyed a superb pasta meal and a quiet ale. All except for Kevin are lining up for the half marathon tomorrow.

This morning it dawned a perfect day and the view of the sunrise over the pacific from the 21st floor was beautiful. We went for a 5k jog up to Seaworld following the bush track until we were stopped by flood-water just past Mirage. While having breakfast on the balcony I spotted Jackie Fairweather (I think) running back towards Surfers. There were many Japanese runners out - clad in full tracksuits! How ridiculous! It's hot!

We're meeting LL for lunch at 12.30 - if we don't get lost looking for her! Then, a relaxing day of doing nothing much at all in paradise.


Blogger CJ said...

Sounds great - hope you had a great run today. Did a long run this morning - started in the fog and finished in the fog, and the temperature ranged from 1*C - 3*C! Don't know about being a CR, I was a cold runner!

3:17 pm  
Blogger Robert Song said...

Even as a Queenslander, I don't know if I would call this paradise but then if I was coming from a Canberra winter maybe I would.

Sorry I didn't get to talk to you in the recovery area, I was deep in conversation with Johnny Dark at the time and next moment you were gone.

Maybe I'll escape paradise and get to the Canberra marathon next year and meet up with you then.

10:16 pm  

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