Monday, 10 September 2007

I Am Speed

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, September 10, 2007 with 1 comment
"While running, it is considered rude to count the people you pass out loud."

Monday Morning Monitor

My training progress
last week's target: 80k
achieved: 82k
year total to date: 2,818k in 36 weeks
this week’s target: 80k
weight: 66kg ►◄
song of the week: “Here Without You”, by 3 Doors Down.

It was an OK week running wise, stressful other wise, so thank you Flashduck for cheering me up when I bumped into you at Jammo. It's amazing what a difference a smiling face will make. Coming up this week, all being well, I will hammer out the BBQ Stakes on Wednesday, then try and outfly the rest of you geese at the Canberra Times Fun Run on Sunday over 10k. Anything could happen and it probably will. There are Speedy Geese Teams: we M50-59s are entered as the "Silly Geese". Fly Goose Fly!

Live Music
I have been to some good concerts over the years. The very best of the best include: The Beatles in 1964 at Centennial Hall, Adelaide. Also at Centennial Hall at other concerts The Rolling Stones, where they introduced their new song "Little Red Rooster", The Who, playing "My Generation" and doing the guitar smashing thing, Roy Orbison, a stand-and-deliver performance of hit after hit with his voice doing all the entertaining under a simple spotlight. At Thebarton, brilliant was Eric Burdon and the Animals, the best jazz improvisation I have seen; later at the Canberra theatre, Donovan, and at the AIS Indoor arena, Mental As Anything were sensational, great musicians and entertainers, as, surprisingly at the time, were the Cockroaches, who later morphed into the Wiggles and made their fortune as children's entertainers, and the Eurythmics was another awesome concert there. At the outdoor stadium, Dire Straits stands out.

Chasing Cars
There were many other concerts ranging from good to not so good. Tonight for the first time for a while I attend a live concert: Snow Patrol at the AIS indoor arena. I will tell you how it goes.

If I enjoy it I might just see Evermore, and Switchfoot, who are rumoured to be playing here later this year (not together!)

Catching Caroline

Speedy Self, Allrounder, and Ewen, making a last ditch effort to catch Caroline, in the ACTVAC Half Marathon. Photo by Ken.

1 comment:

  1. Caroline was far too good. I seem to remember Allrounder left all for dead with her sprint finish.