I’m sitting here at my desk (after knock off time) browsing the likes of Facebook, Pinterest and Black Milk Clothing. My brain is ticking over the photo challenge I need to complete and why on earth I ran so hard last night! It was however one of those “you can be sore tomorrow or you can be sorry tomorrow” moments. I may have rethought my strategy though, if I knew I was going to be this sore. 😛 (Post on that following this one) Whilst browsing, I heard an ad earlier for a fun run around Albert Park Lake this weekend coming, raising money for ovarian cancer. I thought about looking it up but then dismissed the idea because I have to work and it would be too short notice to cancel on Luke.
It did however, stir a few thoughts in my brain on how I could improve my running and what I get out of it. Due to tearing my knee, my physiotherapist said I should only run on surfaces that have a little bit of “give” in them, like grass and gravel; not hard like concrete. I created another tab and Google popped up. I typed “off road fun runs in Victoria” which bought up this website, Australian Running Calendar. Using the search bar with all the drop down boxes, I typed amended the search to “1km-10km, in Victoria and off-road”. I scrolled through the results to try and find an event that was remotely close to where I live.
BINGO. Hanging Rock, Woodend. I literally drive past this rock, every Sunday, on the way to Top of the Range! It’s about a 40 minute drive from my house.
The event is called “Run the Rock“. It’s hosted by Start to Finish Event Management and it is raising money for the Cancer Council. What a terrific cause!
The event hosts a few different distance races:
2KM kids race
I then sat here, weighing up the options. 10KM or 17.5KM? I haven’t done a running event, ever. I have only run around my home town or on my treadmill. Why not give this a real crack? I messaged my mum and my mate Gerard, to see whether they both think it was a good idea. CHECK and CHECK! They both said I would thrive on it and should give it a go.
If you want to any more information on the run, click here. Start to Finish also host a number of other runs in Victoria, go to their home page and start there if this one doesn’t appeal to you. 🙂 I am waiting on finding out how to raise money but once I do, I may post a link here. 😉
Training for this started yesterday. I am about to write another post on yesterday’s events so stay tuned readers. It will be posted tonight.
17.5km … Watch me beat you!