Sole Motive Run The Rock 2017
Today I Ran the Rock, 12 whole kilometres well I really shuffled, jogged & power walked.
My flight down was great, I got to catch up with some episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians.
The bloke next to pretended to be all high-brow and watch a documentary about sea life 🐠🐳🐬
Yeah mate, I caught you watching my screen 📺.
My SIL Tracey picked me up with my niece & nephew and we headed out for dinner.
I mean I had to run 12k in the morning.
When I went to hit the hay I received a message from Cassie P. who wanted to let me know she had seen my doppelgänger in Sunbury VIC then she realised it was me #interstatecelebrity
I set my alarm for 5am & hit snooze for an hour.
It was 9 fucking degrees.
I don't do cold.
We made our way to Woodend ~ Hanging Rock where I had the pleasure in meeting my SIL's running buddies - Renee, Kylie & her husband Glenn.
It was cold, I mean fucking cold.
We scrambled to find the sun ☀️
I ended up double singleting, on top of the double bra.
I was spotted by Denise who was running the 12k as well - Hi Denise 👋
We made our way to the start line - fitties as far as the eye could see.
The first 1k of the run was absolute hell, the cold wind froze my lungs.
I wanted to quit.
It didn't get any better.
The run wound it was around dirt roads, rocky ravens, bloody steep hills.
Gravel, leaves, kangaroo shit everywhere.
Around the 6k mark I was smacked the the face by the smell of death, something dead was rotting away nearby.
Maybe it was a runner from last year?!?!
I kept on plodding along.
12k of utter hell.
The water stops were few & far between much to my disgust.
At one point everything was hurting so much if I had some bolt cutters I would have cut through a farmers fence and got the fuck out of there.
I physically turned a corner (not mentally) on the track & looked out to my left, it was beautiful. The view was utterly spectacular 🌄 I think I even jogged along smiling to myself like a nutter.
The distances were marked out with big flags, I finally hit the 11k mark!
I was on the downhill, then I saw the finish line, it was like a mirage 🏝
No matter how hard or fast I ran I got no where. I'm still going with the fact they kept moving the finish line on me.
As I approached the finish line I saw Kylie & Renee cheering me on, those girls are fast!
Now one disappointing thing for me about the run, there was reward at the end of the run.
Not even a crappy water bottle with a Run The Rock logo.
The kids run had a medal 🥇 I cannot tell you how much I wanted to tackle one of those kids to steal their medal.
My entry to the run was $55, then I bought myself the tightest singlet possible for $35. It was literally the last singlet that they had left.
Thanks to my Mother-in-law for hooking up with my flight, thanks to my family in Melbourne for putting up with me for a nice, no thanks to Mother Nature for being a bitch ❄️
Fast forward 5 hours ~ I'm aching all over, I have so many blisters on my feet they look like they are wrapped in bubble wrap & I'm walking like I've just given birth.
fisiocrem Australia I need a barrel of your magic ointment ASAP
Would I do it again?
In a heartbeat ❤️
Hot tip - make sure you are slower than your running buddies, it means you have people to take photos of you & cheer when you cross the finishing line 🙇♀️🙇♀️📸