Highfields

Highfields parkrun

On my 1st alarm at 4fucking30 I jumped out of bedย ๐Ÿšจย 
We are heading to Highfields!
Mid-wee selfieย ๐Ÿคณย 
Showerย ๐Ÿšฟย 
Dressedย ๐Ÿ’‹
Wake the husbandย ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผ
Wake the kidย ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป
Feed the kidย ๐ŸŒ
Dress the kidย ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ฑ
Load the car with Will's snacksย ๐Ÿš—๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿง๐Ÿข๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฑ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡
On the roadย ๐Ÿ›ฃ

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 sagaย ๐Ÿ˜คI'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.
#tightarse

Our drive was lovely.
Will refused to sleep for the 152.7k driveย ๐Ÿ˜ซ
We detoured the Toowoomba range and went up via Murphy's Creek which was devastated by the 2011 floods.
It's a beautiful little townย โค๏ธ

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 Molyย ๐Ÿ˜‚

We arrived at parkrun, unload the BOB - shit it's cold!!
It was Highfields 2nd birthday Halloween themeย ๐ŸŽƒย - Will was slightly terrifiedย ๐Ÿ‘ป

Welcome doneย โœ…ย 
Run brief - I should have paid more attention, I was too busy setting up my Spotifyย ๐ŸŽถ

We make our way to the start line.
On an oval.
On grass.
Ready
Setย 
Goย ๐Ÿšฆ
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 courtย ๐ŸŽพย turn aroundย โคต๏ธ
Back down the path.
Run run run turn leftย โฌ…๏ธ
Run run run past the stinkyiest portaloo I have ever smelt.
Seriouslyย ๐Ÿคข
Run run run along the path.
To.
The.
Hill.
๐Ÿ–•.
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 rightย โžก๏ธ
Run run run along the flat.
Turn right at the Marshallย โžก๏ธ
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 keysย ๐Ÿ”‘ย I could have left, but Ben & Will were still out there and I'm kind of attached to them๐Ÿ’—

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.
Wait!
What's that?
One of the pacers passing me.
The 25 minute pacer!!!
Fuck! I'm on fireย ๐Ÿ”ฅย 
I'm on my last lap - I'm going to get an amazing time.
Look at Garmin - hmmm 3.4k's?
That's weird.
I approach the Marshall on the corner and I ask/shout how many laps do I do?
4.
Faaaark! I really need to pay attention during the race briefsย ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
1 more lap to go.

I run & run &ย ๐Ÿคข& 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 yearย ๐Ÿ™‚
Ohhh andย Running Paparazziย & Traceyย ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
I also got to catch up with Tamara, Jonathon fromย My Black Dog & Meย ohhh and their gorgeous son Christopher who I snuck some cuddles with - he is just like a little koalaย ๐Ÿจ

I got to meet Di, Judi, Heather, Belle, Shallon,Talitha, Tiani and the team fromย Euphoria Strong Striders Toowoomba
I also got to indulge in the ultimate breakfast of waffles, ice cream & bacon atย Urban Cup, Highfieldsย with Tamara, Seth, Jonathon, Liz & team Toowoomba.

And of course a trip to Toowoomba wouldn't be complete without a trip toย TriRunning Toowoombaย where I spent the equivalent of a mortgage paymentย ๐Ÿค‘ย & the opportunity to catch up with the girls fromย Fighting Fit Australia and Phoenix Power Coachingย - 2018 I'm coming to do a sessionย ๐Ÿ’ช

Would I do Highfields parkrun again?
Absolutely, once they get rid of the hill & that portalooย ๐Ÿ˜‰


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