However I began the day with the Australia Day Fun Run which is family oriented, and foremost a participation event. It really is fun and a good opportunity to get the nationalistic fervor out of the way early. The Australian flag on hats, shorts, t-shirts temporary tatoos and even full body suits in evidence as is green and gold face paint. Dad, Mums and kids run or walk together and everyone seems to have a good time.
I had a good run over the 4.5k course and this ended a week which reminded me how tough it can be to stick to your training schedule. When you have a goal and a deadline it is difficult to weasel out of a training session. I think we all know every excuse there is and many of us have used most of them at one time or another. However now I am mindful that a very imperfect preparation will make the experience of my goal race so much more painful and definitely less pleasant than it could be. Therefore this week was a week of grinding out the ks towards a possible diamond run come May.