Noooosar

Noosa parkrun

On my first alarm I leaped out of bed 🚨
Yayyyy we get to drive 2 hours to Noosa!
Mid-wee selfie 🀳
Shower 🚿
Dressed πŸ’‹
Wake the husband up 😫
Wake the toddler up πŸ˜–
Breakfast 🍌
In the Range Rover
On the road to Noooooosar.
And when I say Range Rover I mean Hyundai πŸ˜‚

187.8k later we arrive in Nooooosar.
We drove past the Resource Recovery Centre - what's that?
It sounds aaaaaamazing!
To you & me it's the dump.
How Noooosar is Nooosar?

FYI my child did not sleep for 187.8k
Ohhh this was going to be a great day πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

We arrived in the carpark of Noosaville State High, parked the car, unloaded the BOB, loaded onboard 7576578965 snacks, we were ready to run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
Will on the other hand had other ideas and chucked a wobbly when I attempted to place (forcefully chuck him & pin him down) in his pram πŸ™…

Run brief done βœ…
Thank you for such a warm welcome ☺️
Ready.
Set.
Go 🚦
What?
You start the run with an uphill?
Okay it's not a huge hill, but the field of participants filter quite quickly.
Run run run up this smallish hill, turn left ⬅️ run run run along the footpath.
Turn left again ⬅️ down a really long hill.
Weeeeeeeee!!!!
The safety strap which attached the pram to me drags be down the hill.
With the kid, the pram, 6 tonnes of food we really picked up some speed πŸŒͺ

Run run run following the path.
There are little rises and turns. πŸ”€
Bearable.
You run through some kind of foresty bush area. I don't know how to describe it, other than its like doing a train run but with a concrete path.
It's absolutely beautiful.
Run run run - ohh there are the return runners πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
Glance at Garmin watch ⌚️
I ain't at the halfway point yet.
Run run run & run some more.
Ben runs past me in the opposite direction.

Yayyyy finally the turnaround point ↩️
Run run run.
Eaten eaten eaten alive by mosquitoes πŸ¦‡
I almost needed a blood transfusion.
No. I'm not a hypochondriac πŸ’‰

Run run run - there is no one in front of me & no one behind me.
Now I know I've written before about Ivan Milat country, but I assure you this is the Milatish to the max.

Run run run, round a bend, ahhhh 😱
A man, not just any old man, the parkrun photographer.
I've got a confession to make, I did piss myself a little.
But thanks to Poise & pram I was all covered.

Run run run.
Wot. The. Fuck. Is. That?
That. Fucking. Hill. I. Ran. Down. Dragged. Down.
β›°
Ohh someone is coming up from behind me.
Let them pass.
Unfair! She had 2 dogs to drag her up the hill.
Head down, bum up and push that mothrfucking pram up that hill.
Run. Run. Run.
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹
I look up πŸ‘€
I'm 1/2 way there.
Head down push push push.
I. Made. It.
Heart rate 198, heart attack country πŸ‘Š

Ohhh but it's not over yet πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
Turn right ➑️
Run run run along the path
Turn right ➑️ back down the hill to the finish line.

I almost died over the line in 35.49

I run into Scott from the UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ again, he had run at Surfers Paradise parkrun the week before.
He claims to have known nothing about me.
I'm calling bullshit πŸ˜‚

Lea & Steve, Lisa & Caroline & Chris, thank you for making me so welcome.
Noosa truely is a beautiful parkrun.
I also give the run committee 10/10, we got our parkrun times before we had even left the carpark.

After parkrun we ventured towards Hastings street.
We got the shits with the traffic.
πŸš™πŸšŽπŸšŒπŸš—πŸŽπŸš‘πŸšπŸπŸ›΅πŸš—πŸš™πŸŽπŸš“πŸ›΄πŸš²πŸ›΄
I Prue'ed and Trude'ed the pronounciation of every flash car I saw, Ben threatened to crash our car into the next "Porsha" he saw.
When I corrected him "Pooooursssh" he turned that car around and we left.
Seriously.

Let's go to Eumundi and have breakfast?
Drive to Eumundi πŸš—
Can't find a carpark 😀
Almost drove to Kenilworth to partake in the Kenilworth Bakery 1kg donut challenge.
Running Guy - this is a challenge for you!

Where did we end up?
At the The Ginger Factory - Wills favourite πŸ‘¦πŸΌ
Sometimes all you need is gingerbread man for brekky & a kid squealing with delight at the gingerbread man statues calling them bears 🐻

Would I do Noosa parkrun again?
Absolutely.
Once I buy a team of Husky sledding dogs to get me up that hill 🐺🐺🐺


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