Tuesday, 23 May 2006

Aki Installation

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 with 2 comments
Our kitchen is being installed today and tomorrow with mostly everything completed by Friday. Painting and some flooring will wait. Aki (Australian Kitchen Industries) supplied the kitchen so I half expected a young slender jogger-lady with an ultra-long ponytail to do the installation but no, it was two young men doing the work. Competency with lego preferred but not essential.

Head for the Hills
On Monday night we reverted to a hill session we hadn't done for a year or so, not since the grassy slopes around Parliament House had been dug up and then left unattended for ages.

Trevor, Zel and I had an early run up Mugga Way and back down Flinders Way at 4:30pm, before we met everyone else for the main warm-up run at 5:30pm. Then after everyone had warmed up, the group's fast work consisted of six reps of a circuit on five minutes; the speedier runners took about 2:40 and the tailenders up to 3:40.

The circuit took in three sprints up a nice little hill and two loops joining the top of the hill to the bottom. On completion, runners jogged back down the hill to wait for the five minute whistle before starting again.

I was delighted to see Jennifer K turn up for her first Parliament House training session; another seriously fast Veteran Sprinter joins the group. We welcomed back CJ, I remember her excelling on these hills in the past. John A and Charmaine made welcome returns, and Annette rocked up the first time for a while. Altogether, 22 runners trained with us last night.

The new grass was soft and great to run on. There was no moon and the sky was clear of clouds which would have reflected the lights of Canberra, so it was very dark. Torches essential.

Over and Out