Monday, 12 May 2008

spread your wings and fly

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 12, 2008 with 5 comments
My training progress
last week’s target: 80k
achieved: 61k
year 2008 total to date: 1601k in 19 weeks
this week's target: 80k
weight: 64kg ▲
I had to curtail somewhat my running this week, as the result of a cold.

song of the week: "When I get where I’m going" – Brad Paisley/Dolly Parton
"When I get where I’m going
On the far side of the sky
The first thing that I’m gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly

"I’m gonna land beside a lion
And run my fingers through his mane
Or I might find out what it’s like
To ride a drop of rain

"Yeah, when I get where I’m going
There’ll be only happy tears
I will shed the sins and struggles
I have carried all these years
And I’ll leave my heart wide open
I will love and have no fear
Yeah, when I get where I’m going
Don’t cry for me down here

"I’m gonna walk with my granddaddy
And he’ll match me step for step
And I’ll tell him how I’ve missed him
Every minute since he left

"So much pain and so much darkness
This world we stumble through
All these questions I can’t answer
So much work to do

"But when I get where I’m going
And I see my maker’s face
I’ll stand forever in the light
Of His amazing grace"

The Brad Paisley/Dolly Parton version of this song reached #1 on March 4, 2006, on the US Billboard “Hot Country Songs” chart. As a 60 year old, Dolly Parton became the oldest woman to have a No. 1 song on the chart.
The “Geoff Moore” version is on my playlist on the side-bar!
I like the song for its words more than its tune. My favourite songs at the moment are … still ... Crooked Teeth, Soul Meets Body, and Lightness.

Mothers Day Fun Run results include
17. Emma Adams 19.58 - 2nd W30-39/ 6th Female
21. Katie Forestier 20:23 - 2nd W40-49/ 8th Female
24. Ken White 20:40 - 1st M50-59/ 14th Male
28. Gary Bowen 21:12 - 3rd M50-59/ 18th Male
44. Amanda Walker 22:09 4th W40-49/ 18th Female
and Jodie Davis 28:54

Bronwyn Calver 45:33 6th in age group/16th Female
Thea Zimpel 48:21 11th in age group/ 24th Female


Jarod (at the back) near the end of his cross country race. Despite being much younger than some of the others, and having a vicious cold, he still finished ninth.


  1. oh, my chip time is faster than my clocked time!

    where did you find the results?

  2. I was emailed the above times - all except Jodie's. I haven't tried to locate them.

  3. ok...i think they said something about wednesday for them to be up on the site...

    you clearly have a secret informed source!

  4. The geese are flying fast!

  5. I love Dolly! Hard to believe she is in her 60s, she still looks fab.