Bridge to Brisbane

Bridge to Brisbane

After 2 alarms 🚨 I finally got up.
I had set around 35851 alarms 🚨 as I had no one to kick me out of bed.
Will & Ben spent the night over with Noni & Pa.

Mid wee selfie 🀳
Shower 🚿
Nervous poo πŸ’©
Dressed πŸ’‹
Nervous wee πŸ’¦
In the car πŸš—
Out of the car πŸš—
Another nervous wee πŸ’¦
In the car πŸš—
On the road πŸ›£

Pick up my friend Talisha who I roped into running with me.
Drive to Eight Mile Plains bus stop, score the ultimate car park. To be honest I could have parked where ever I wanted, who else is stupid enough to be hanging around a bus stop at 5:00am on a Sunday morning.

We made our way down to the busway.
There were buses specifically put on for the B2B.
We made our way down the stairs.
There was a bus waiting.

"This way ladies" one of the bus coordinators yell out.
It looked pretty full.
I'm not standing at this hour of the morning. Plus I'm a celebrity 😎
I got recognised at Leonard's Chicken once, so yeah, you can say things are getting pretty full on.
"We are waiting for some friends" absolute lie πŸ€₯ and we took a seat at the bus stop.

That bus drives off. Phew!
How the fuck am I going to get on a bus without my white lie crumbling down???
And guess who comes around the corner - Leila! One of my followers!
On the bus we get & into the city we roll🚌

We arrived in the city πŸŒƒ
Off the bus 🚌
Walk up a massive hill πŸ–•πŸ˜«πŸ–•
To the Yellow Jogger Zone πŸ™Œ
Where the portaloos were 🀒
Line up for the portaloo πŸšΆπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ
Wait πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ
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Instruct everyone in the line to 'bear down' to squeeze every last drop of wee out.
Finally enter the portaloo
I wish I had of pissed my Poise instead.
Portaloo's are foul.

Then the wait began.
The wait for the start of the run.
It was cold, 2 erect nipples cold πŸ“πŸ“
I fucked around with my phone taking sexy selfies 🀳 and trying to work out how to log in to my Spotify account.

The crowd was moving.
The run is starting πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Time to dump my jumper (the great thing about the B2B run, if you leave your jumper at the start line, they are collected and donated to charity)
I was sad to dump my Italian Wool bolero shrug, I fell back in love with it at the GCM after someone said "you're not giving that away are you?"
So I fell back in love with it & carried that fucker for the whole 10k and haven't worn it since.
Selfie with jumper 🀳
Dump done βœ…
Move forward with the crowd.
Stand in the crowd.
And wait.

In the far distance I could see the 1:05 pacer balloon 🎈 Hey Natalie!!!
It was my goal to catch her.

Time for my Revvies Energy Strips.
It's a little caffeine strip that dissolves on your tongue πŸ‘…
Think LSD's for runners πŸ˜‚
And I'm ready to run πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

3, 2, 1, GO 🚦
And we are off and running.

My amazing friend Talisha told me she was running with me to help me get a PB.
I hate, HATE, slowing people down - but she insisted.

It was a slow start.
There were so many people in the yellow zone that had chosen to walk.
Zig zag zig zag - image that for 10k.
I wanted to scream parkrun rules - Keep to the left!
But I didn't want to be punched in the face 🀜

Run run run up past the Normanby 🍻
Run run run down on to the Inner City Bypass.
Run run run past Suncorp Stadium 🏟
Run over the Go-Between bridge - fuck that incline on the bridge 🎒
Run run run down underneath the museum .
Zigging & zagging.

Run over the Victoria street bridge.
Hook a right at the casino πŸƒ
Weave our way around the city πŸŒƒ
Down to Eagle Street 🍹🍸🍾
Run run run up towards All Hallows - my old high school πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

Run into a small tunnel, round a steep bend and up onto the Story Bridge πŸŒ‰
Run over the bridge.
Run run run - I see someone I know - Hi Jim from Stones Corner parkrun

Run run run up a long incline and turn right and run along the road alongside the Kangaroo Point cliffs β›°

And that's when I saw them.
The Vegans.
Why is it at any major event Vegans set up and protest?
Now I have nothing personally against Vegans, I too am part of PETA.
People Eating Tasty Animals πŸ˜‰

Run run run take a right on to Vulture Street.
And this is where it all went to shit πŸ’©
A hill.
A fucking massive hill.
I've never, ever noticed this hill before....because Vulture Street in a one way street.
I'm running up the opposite direction 😰

Ever single step hurt.
I kept on going.
Talisha by my side & encouraging me on.
Finally I made it to the top 🎒
Down the other side πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Run run run another small hill, round a corner into South Bank - I can see the finish line!!!!!

Run run run

I ran over the line in 1:08.
A new PB!

I shaved 4 minutes off my previous 10k.
I didn't catch Natalie - there is always next year!! Honestly, if it wasn't for all the zigging & zagging I would of had her πŸ‘―

I saw Diane from Petrie parkrun at the finish line πŸ‘― and also managed to find my friend Sandra πŸ‘―

I did keep an eye out for Running Guyhe said he looked for me, but I'm calling bullshit πŸ’©

The B2B is a fantastic event.
I got to zig zag between 30,000 Brisbaneites
I ran the whole 10k.
I'm bloody proud of that


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