On my 1st alarm at 4fucking30 I jumped out of bed 🚨
We are heading to Highfields!
Mid-wee selfie 🤳
Wake the husband 👱🏼
Wake the kid 👶🏻
Feed the kid 🍌
Dress the kid 😱😩😤😡😠😣😖😱
Load the car with Will's snacks 🚗🍟🌮🌯🍰🍫🍬🍭🍩🍩🍧🍢🍮🍢🍱🍘🍩🍮🍙🥖🍍🍍🍆🥜🍘🍘🍱🌯🍕🍓🍐🍓🍎🍌🍇
On the road 🛣
My job is to keep an eye out for police & hold the e-toll tag.
For the record we don't speed.
As for the e-toll saga 😤I've order a number of new clips from the god damned company but they send me the wrong one.
Yes, I could just double side tape it to the windscreen, but I don't want to commit to buying a whole roll of double sided tape.
Our drive was lovely.
Will refused to sleep for the 152.7k drive 😫
We detoured the Toowoomba range and went up via Murphy's Creek which was devastated by the 2011 floods.
It's a beautiful little town ❤️
Will loves diggers.
Lucky for him we drive past 46785780 of them working on the new range bypass.
This is where Will learnt the saying Holy Moly, looking at the size of the diggers.
Except it comes out as Moly Moly 😂
We arrived at parkrun, unload the BOB - shit it's cold!!
It was Highfields 2nd birthday Halloween theme 🎃 - Will was slightly terrified 👻
Welcome done ✅
Run brief - I should have paid more attention, I was too busy setting up my Spotify 🎶
We make our way to the start line.
On an oval.
And we are off & running on wet grass.
1.5 laps of the oval, onto a path.
Run along the path up past the tennis court 🎾 turn around ⤵️
Back down the path.
Run run run turn left ⬅️
Run run run past the stinkyiest portaloo I have ever smelt.
Run run run along the path.
Run the hill. Run the hill.
Struggle up the hill (this is when I let you know Ben was pushing the pram)
At the top of the hill turn right ➡️
Run run run along the flat.
Turn right at the Marshall ➡️
Down down down the hill
The path curves around - just keep following it, past all of the parked cars.
If I had of had my car keys 🔑 I could have left, but Ben & Will were still out there and I'm kind of attached to them💗
Run run run and do the laps another 2 times.
Sprinting past the portaloo.
On my 3rd lap - I'm going good.
I'm rooted, but good rooted.
One of the pacers passing me.
The 25 minute pacer!!!
Fuck! I'm on fire 🔥
I'm on my last lap - I'm going to get an amazing time.
Look at Garmin - hmmm 3.4k's?
I approach the Marshall on the corner and I ask/shout how many laps do I do?
Faaaark! I really need to pay attention during the race briefs 😱
1 more lap to go.
I run & run & 🤢& run & run.
I bullied Talitha over the line in 32.20 - a massive pb, but I'm not claiming it - the course is a bit short.
Talitha was in front of me and started to slow down - I sooo bullied (pushed) her to keep on going - she did & she beat me!
I had a lovely morning seeing Michelle & Ian again, Good luck to Ian his new role as a parkrun ambassador - I'll be heading to a few in your territory next year 🙂
Ohhh and Running Paparazzi & Tracey 🙂
I also got to catch up with Tamara, Jonathon from My Black Dog & Me ohhh and their gorgeous son Christopher who I snuck some cuddles with - he is just like a little koala 🐨
I got to meet Di, Judi, Heather, Belle, Shallon,Talitha, Tiani and the team from Euphoria Strong Striders Toowoomba
I also got to indulge in the ultimate breakfast of waffles, ice cream & bacon at Urban Cup, Highfields with Tamara, Seth, Jonathon, Liz & team Toowoomba.
And of course a trip to Toowoomba wouldn't be complete without a trip to TriRunning Toowoomba where I spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment 🤑 & the opportunity to catch up with the girls from Fighting Fit Australia and Phoenix Power Coaching - 2018 I'm coming to do a session 💪
Would I do Highfields parkrun again?
Absolutely, once they get rid of the hill & that portaloo 😉