I ran in the Queen of the Lake fun run this morning, heading over there with Deege. To be honest, it was the last thing I felt like doing – I went to the wrestling last night then had coffee and sat up chatting with my friend Dave until after 1.00 am. Wrestling is tops – it was a fine night of sports entertainment. As we walked in, Dave goes hey there’s Geoffry Rush being refreshments. I thought he was joking but nope, it was him. I didn’t think until later – that dude knows Johnny Depp! OMG *girlie squeal*.
So anyway, the fun run – I did the 5 km in around 30.40 minutes which is faster than I expected to go. I did the Christmas fun run at Albert Park last year and my time was 40.43 so I knocked 10 minutes off it. Woohoo!
The first km felt like hell and a squillion people passed me. I had a fair bit of tightness in my glutes and lower back. Then I got into the rhythm of it and by the 3.5 km mark a lot of those people who passed me had run out of steam so I kicked their butts. I got to the last 500 metres or so and could see the finish line and sprinted for it. I crossed feeling like my lungs were going to explode.
Deege crossed the finish line not long after me. Considering she’s only got back into running recently, she’s a powerhouse. Soon she’ll be kicking my butt.
After the run, I got my showbag (I’d picked up my very spunky and very free Lorna Jane tee before I ran and I’m wearing it now. I normally don’t like tees with sports logos but this one is rather cute) then I queued for a massage. The massage girl wanted me to take off my running tights before she rubbed but, considering how public the massage area was, I made the extreme sacrifice and saved the world from a view of me in my knickers.
I think I could have handled doing the 10 km instead of 5 today but it’s probably best I save something up for next Sunday. Next on the fun run calendar is the Spring Into Shape series. I have my times from last year and I’m going to kick my own butt!
In my goodie bag after the race, I scored a fitball pregnancy workout video – if anyone wants it, leave me a msg and it’s yours!