Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Planet of the Apes.....
....All that was missing were the apes & I'd have thought I was on another planet!
I decided to take Mr G-armin on a course he'd never experienced before : a trail bike course that some of the local youngsters & their dads have cleared & dug out in an area of bushland about 1km from home. Great job they've made of it too!
I walked to the start of the trail & followed it as it wove its tortuous way through the bush. I did NOT pretend I was on a bike & fly up, down & over those huge craters! What fun it must be though...on a trail bike!
Having jogged comfortably there, I left by taking a rolling dive - just like the commandos do in the movies! - under a barbed wire fence & into the paddock where I walk the dogs.. Here, I followed the narrow cattle track to the top of the paddock & to the water trough where the cattle come to drink. I did NOT pretend I was a cow & drink though my tongue, like theirs, was hanging out for water!
Around the corner into Bong Bong Road, there's a tap on the nature strip - big drink & lots of face splashing. Here it's always a good idea to let the tap run for a while before drinking - on some earlier run I remember turning it on, cupping my hands & down the spout came a dirty big spider!
Program : 5 to 6 km max., easy run - low heart rate.
I stopped jogging at 6km & walked the last 1km home. Before starting, I taped the top of my left hamstring & didn't have any pain during the run, but now I haven't the courage to rip the sports tape off - I'm sure I would get no thrill at all from having it torn from the top of my leg & half of my butt...etc....etc....!! It's a case now of which falls of first : the strapping or my leg!