On my 2nd alarm I rose 🚨
Mid wee selfie 🤳
Wake the kid 👶🏻
Dress the kid like Where's Wally 🤷♀️
Spray some Chanel 💄
In the car 🚗
And off to my hot date 👄
To get to New Farm you have to drive through the Valley, it consists of China Town & nightclubs.
I came across quite a few people stumbling home the morning after.
I have never really been out in the Valley, I have never really been to a night club.
For those of you who are thinking, shit, she hasn't lived, she hasn't been to a nightclub!
I can assure you I have lived, I'm Shano who used to hit the B&S circuit.
I can assure you that YOU haven't lived unless you have been to a B&S ball.
The amount of rum & passion pop I can consume would amaze you.
I went to school on the fringe of Brisbane CBD & Fortitude Valley - All Hallows'.
This is the school my Dad threatens to call and ask for a refund on my education 🤑
So you drive through the Valley, when you get to the Audi Brisbane you turn right, if you go past Lamborghini you have gone to far.
So when you turn right you go past Mercedes, turn right at a Range Rover, You will pass BMW on the right, then turn left at James Street.
Can you tell I'm a little out of place?
I passed a million & 1 boutiques on my way down to New Farm Park.
Now I've heard a bit about these kaftans this woman makes. For the life of me I cannot justify spending $500 on a bedazzled king size bed sheet.
I arrived down near New Farm park and scored a great carpark.
I unloaded BOB the Britax, buckled in the kid, and make my way into the park.
I easily found the parkrun crowd....and that's when I saw him.
Running Guy with his trademark purple cap.
For some reason I could barely string a sentence together around him.
Thank god I saw Ruth from Ipswich parkrun - I could talk to her without a stutter.
A group of Running Guys friends had dressed as Where's Wally, it was Ryan's 50th tourist parkrun and it's his thing to go to events dressed as Wally.
It's very hard to find a Wally outfit in size 1.
Will looked like a homeless Wally.
I saw fellow blogger The Adventures of Super Steph, she had joined us for the morning.
Run brief done, our hot date even received a mention 💋
Still couldn't make eye contact with him.
Can you smell the tension/fisiocrem Australia?
Ryan agreed/was forced to run with the pram, he didn't put up much of a fight 🥊
Warm up done ✅
Ran into my other New Farm boyfriend Rudi - it was great to see you Rudi 💋
Abandon my child with someone who is basically a stranger.
Down to the start line.
Run up towards the New Farm ferry terminal ⛴
Turn around ⤵️
Run back along the waters edge, past the Powerhouse up a bit of a zig zag ramp.
Veer off to the right ↗️
Then run & run & run & run all the way down to the Teneriffe ferry terminal ⛴ ↩️
And run all the way back to New Farm.
As I ran along the waterfront I kept looking over to Bulimba on the opposite side of the river.
I used to live there.
I used to catch the ferry to work.
I'm kicking myself now that I wasn't a runner back then 🏃🏽♀️
The runs along the river would have been spectacular 🌅
There are a few little inclines along the river walk, I got splashed big time by a fellow runner who attempted to hurdle a rather large puddle 🌊
It was actually a blessing in disguise 😎
It was stinking hot 🔥
Run run run, look like I'm not dying.
Run run run, look good for my hot date, who is walking.
This is when Running Guy Ryan sailed past me with Will in the BOB 😲
Run run run struggle to catch up.
At this point my choice of Hoka's for shoes was not a great idea.
I need this go back to my Altra Running
Yes, they are Parramatta Eels colours 🖕& they make me look like I have a deformed foot, but they are bloody comfy when it comes to broken toes.
Run run run back up a small ramp, past the market goers who stopped to watch the parkrunners.
I now know they all stopped to look at my camel toe of all camel toes 🐫
Run, run, run.
Or should I say chase, chase, chase Running guy.
I chased Ryan over the finish line in 33.02!
A new PB by 19 seconds!!!
So so so close to a sub 33 ‼️
Will also scored a PB too - 32.58!
Thank you to Kylie for including Will in the Wally dress ups.
Also a shout out to Running Paparazzi for getting a great side on photo of me (no camel toe to be seen 👀)
And a massive thanks to everyone for putting up with Will & his needs for cuddles ☺️
And finally, Ryan, you are welcome to Will any weekend.
As for our hot date.....it was hot alright, just not the right kinda hot 😉
New Farm parkrun is absolutely beautiful.
I'm definitely coming back.
I really am, on 23rd of December - whack it in the diary.
Seriously though, Camilla, if you are on my page - hook a sister up