Sunday, 25 January 2009

"ugly as a box of blowflies"

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, January 25, 2009 with 3 comments another piece of "genuine Aussie slang" I have never heard of. But it is a fair description of my running this morning as I ducked, weaved, and staggered along a rough Masters Handicap course at Campbell Park, forced off the best path frequently, very much a stop-start affair. The only redeeming feature of my run was that it was the fastest 3k of the day, about one second faster than Ken. We were all in the same boat with the traffic, nothing really to whinge about. It would have been very embarrassing though, if  I were not the fastest: I was the sole back-marker this month. And as I am giving away many years to the other quick runners, my age percentage is off to a good start.

Happy Birthday Riki, 10 years old today.


  1. Pie chart good.

    Riki good (happy birthday from Rudi).

    Some kind of national event at Stromlo! hmmph! I hope that you meant that with your tongue firmly in your cheek!

  2. Where's the 'that'? I'd do the same as Meat Loaf to run as fast as you Speedychief. Although then I might have to run embarrassingly fast in handicaps rather than jog along anonymously in the fat part of the field enjoying the scenery :)

  3. Riki - casually waiting next to the bird feeder for lunch to appear. (We have the exact same birdfeeder, very similar tree, slightly different cat)