The humid weather broke last night with a lively storm which had the pups twitching with fear and Penny anxious to share my sofa with me (I drew the line at that).
The result was a cooler and restful night before my Sunday long run. Last week it was gently suggested to me that I participate in the North Face 50k, a trail run in the picturesque New South Wales Blue Mountains, and like a starving trout I snapped at the lure without thought and signed up. Thoughts of doubt passed through my mind as I laboured through today’s run but I did finish 18k and have the reassurance I have a further sixteen weeks to prepare. I have to be confident I can do it, particularly as I talked my daughter into doing it also.
One other stray thought I mused on through my run was the reason for a politician’s visage taped to a pole above a bus stop. The election has come and gone and the politician, a previous minister, is now in opposition. What meaning is attached to his supervising the traffic and bus passengers along a main road or it it just a random act of nonsense which quite often besets members of Darwin’s population.
A running news item in the local paper this week has been the inability of both police and council personnel to capture some renegade pigs who have been running across a busy road and back between a tourist beach and a public golf course. One of the porkers eventually found its way home itself but unfortunately its siblings were shot by police.