Monday, 27 March 2006

It's a beautiful day

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, March 27, 2006 with 2 comments
The weather is great this time of year. Days which are still, cool early, fine and sunny later.

It's funny, both my PC and the cat have adjusted for the end of daylight saving. Yesterday the PC changed its time by an hour automatically (one week early, for Queensland & WA readers who don't have to keep track of such complexities) and Riki the cat is sleeping an extra hour, head firmly tucked under tail and paws. Daylight saving actually ends next Sunday, the day of the Women and Girls Fun Run.

My progress

last week’s target 100 km, achieved 95 km
this week’s target whatever I feel like
weight 64 kg, weight loss -0.5 kg, total weight loss 3 kg
quote of the week What you don't have you don't need it now
song of the week "Beautiful Day" by U2, also by Sanctus Real on a new album, In the Name of Love - Artists United for Africa

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room
No space to rent in this town

You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere

You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now

Was a beautiful day

I ran a good Vets Handicap race yesterday - parts of the run were quite fast, and even though I backed off and jogged down some steeper bits I am pleased with the run. The good thing though is that the constant variety of niggles I have been experiencing went away for the race, which means that by the time the marathon comes along and with good management I should be niggle free.

Oh, and a funny thing. I got to the start line and pulled off my track suit to discover I had left my singlet in the car. So I ran topless. I probably ran better for having no singlet, but I just hope there were no photographers around.

I still plan to run long this week but I will monitor it day by day this week and ease right back next week for the big one.

Kowen Forest Veterans Handicap

Team Moore results - long course 7.5k
9 Charlie McCormack W40 36:44
14 Tony Booth M65 36:51
24 Geoff Moore M55 32:37
29 Mick Charlton M50 38:50
30 Christopher Lang M55 40:11
31 Jill Brown W55 44:06
39 Rod Lynch M45 31:09
43 John Alcock M60 38:06
63 Alan Duus M60 38:19
75 Roger Pilkington M45 35:08
85 Neville Madden M50 37:48
86 Geoff Barker M60 40:35
93 Peter Hogan M55 41:09

Team Moore results - short course 3.5k
10 Charmaine Knobel W50 17:52
12 Katie Forestier W40 15:23 - bronze medal
14 Sarah Pau W30 17:23
21 Gary Bowen M45 14:48
27 Ken Gordon M40 14:38
35 Cathy Montalto W50 18:08
39 Michael Roche M60 22:10


  1. Geoff, I love that song! But I am a huge U2 fan as you know...

    Still reading your Blog.