Squeezing in-between my Italian posts :
I have been doing the Parkrun at Delta Park .. a 5 km run/walk on Saturday mornings .. for the past 8 weeks. I started with walking the route and now I am running in parts. I have never been a runner but I am finding I am able to run the downhills. I will, hopefully, be able to increase my running stretches more and more. It’s a park. We follow a path in parts .. a track in others. There are three narrow bridges to cross creating bottlenecks of runners/walkers. The ground is undulating and sometimes very uneven.
Soooo .. you have to watch your step! I took my eyes off the uneven track .. admiring the field of cosmos .. twisted my left ankle and fell on my right shoulder and sadly am still sore. Both injuries are improving but shoulder not as quickly as ankle. As a result I took my trusty camera today .. to take photographs of the cosmos … while hubby joined the +/- 500 runners/walkers .. plus quite a few dogs!! .. plus few kiddies on bicycles !!!!
Runners/walkers gathering before the start on a very cloudy morning ..
Here they come .. !!!! Actually it was quite weird .. you hear them before you see them. The only sound you hear are running shoes, en masse, hitting the ground and rapid breathing .. nothing else. Chatting accompanies the slower runners/walkers
You can see the runners going down the hill close to the houses ..
Other runners, walkers, dogs, cyclists use the park, paths and tracks too ..
The first runners coming through .. taking it in their stride!
This little girl was riding with her dad and stopped to pick flowers for her mommy as she ran by ..
Pierre and his son Andrew doing very well .. (friends of Jeanette and Lance)
The tap. A very popular reward for the dogs at the finish. This old girl, aged 12, does the whole 5 km with her owner, who patiently encourages her all the way. Ahh … she looks exactly like our Robbie, who passed away a few years ago. We miss and love you big boy
…I believe next week we will be doing the route in reverse. Haven’t tried it in reverse where there is a long uphill towards the end 😦 I am hoping my ankle will be strong enough to give it a try 😉
Back to my Italy posts .. next !