I ended up participating in the 9km Bridge Run race today. I ran with a friend who has also been sick recently. Neither of us were anywhere near our peak or even recent fitness level. We agreed to implement a plan to run 800m then walk 200m for the entire distance. However we also agreed that if either of us needed to walk further or run slower, then we would. This race became all about enjoyment of the scenery and company and simply encouraging each other.
On the bridge
At least when I return next year for my deferred half marathon entry I won’t be as tempted to stop for selfies on the bridge. (I need to do something about my hair I think.)
It makes sense now that I think about it but I had always pictured aircraft carriers with a flat deck…
And it’s over. Nice bling. Possibly the prettiest in my collection to date.
Not a fast run but quite enjoyable. I’m grateful to have even been able to move after the lead up I’d had.
As you can see, it was overcast and drizzly. Perfect weather for me to run in.
We caught a City Cat ferry (catamaran) home travelling under the bridge again. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of looking at this bridge or the Opera House.
I’ll probably never stop being a tourist either.
And since the deferred half marathon is still a year away, I found another one to do as a consolation prize. I will now be running the Central Coast Half Marathon at the end of November.