Sunday, 9 May 2010

Mothers Day Classic Reflections

Rather than do what I did last year (and the year before) and sleep in on Mothers Day, a friend and I made a decision a few months back to train towards the day and enter into the 4km Mothers Day Classic Run.

Every week we have been meeting for training and although both of us have encountered various difficulties, we both turned up on the day.

We were up at 5.30 ... an ungodly time of the morning. Due to general indeciciveness, I didn't register online, but arrived early and registered on the day. We left without much breakfast, we took some food with us instead.

All along the course there were signs like this one, generic "feel good" signs. There was about 5,000 runners, some were trained well, others struggled. The pushers in particular were a bit annoying, prone to stopping without warning ... If I do this again, I will try to start closer to the front to avoid pushers and kids.

Heading towards the finish like .. exhausted! I ran about half the course and power walked the rest, running, walking, etc. I was pleased that I managed to run half of the Anderson Road hill in one go. My aim for the next run is to run more and walk less ;-)

The best thing afterwards was seeing Tori running towards me. "Mummy you were running". Hopefully when she is older, she will take up running with me.

Jen and I after the run ... we did it! Now that our metabolism is working, lets go and do brunch!

The next run will probably be the Melbourne Run on Sunday July 18th.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Very impressive - the early morning start and the running.

Libster said...

fantastic!!! job well done. im getting ready for my bike ride later in the year, my partners in crime and I are in training :)

ZippyZippy said...

Congratulation Super Mum.
Well Done, great to meet you at the market on Saturday :)

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Nice work! You look great while doing it too!