I went to boxing class after work – waited around for 5 mins and no one showed up so I put on the gloves and did some work on the bag, thinking that was really strange. A couple of minutes later, the class appeared. They’d been warming up upstairs. Weird – normally they’re late starting so I didn’t turn up until just on time and didn’t realise they did that now (I didn’t go last week).
Anyway, had a decentish boxing session then grabbed my stuff and met Simon and we headed up to the Exhibition Gardens. After a 2 km warmup, we decided to run some intervals (much easier in the bad light than just running – at least we could stick a lit up area).
We run down a path (if you know the gardens then it was from the fountain to the Nicholson & Victoria St intersection – I call it Vic/Nic corner…lolz) then walking back. I wanted to do 8 but Simon, being a big bully, made me do 10. I ran them in around 1 min. He reckoned it was about 250 metres but no way can I run 250 metres in 1 minute. I checked when I got home and it was closer to 200 metres. Still incredibly fast for me – amazing what the fear of possum attacks can do 😀
Oh, it’s actually Carlton Gardens. I’ve always called it Exhibition Gardens since it’s where the Exhibition Centre is. It’s a decent run, being over 2 kms around. Not many places in the city you can run that far without being interrupted by lights.
Anyway, I’m well satisfied with my workout efforts tonight. It totally justifies the two Special K bars I had at work (has anyone else tried them — delicious & not that high in calories, under 200 anyway and you can win a Sherrin!).
Oh I almost forgot to post my rant o’ the day, which is this: if you run a cafe and have say three sizes of takeaway coffee, how about doing something wacky – like calling them small, medium and large? Yeah, zany concept, huh? Far too zany for most of the coffee shops around town. You’ve got to have weirdarsed freaken names for your coffee sizes to be cool it seems.
And even better, if someone asks for a medium because they want the middle sized one, don’t get all shirty because they didn’t ask for large (as opposed to jumbo) or other shite.
And people bitch because they vary the name of beer sizes btw states!