Running: For the March 12 Weston Creek Half Marathon, online entries close on Wednesday 9 March. The website is http://www.westoncreekathletics.org.au/, entries at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?ID=3373.
For the April 10 Australian Running Festival events, it's not recorded when online entries close, but early entries close on 25 February. The website is http://www.canberramarathon.com.au/ and the events are 5k & 10k on the Saturday, half marathon, marathon, and ultra marathon on the Sunday. Breaking news: apparently the Griffin program will be going ahead.
The Broulee bunch have just celebrated their four year anniversary - and here they are! Congratulations, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys.
Music: four brand new album releases are on the horizon: Hillsong United's first studio album for two years, "Aftermath", Death Cab for Cutie’s “Codes and Keys”; Radiohead’s “The King of Limbs”; and Switchfoot’s “Vice Verses”. My favourite band, Switchfoot, have a Sydney gig planned for 21 April, then a quick trip via Ringwood (Vic), Toowoomba (Qld) and Albany (WA) before playing Singapore on 28 April and continuing on with a comprehensive world tour.
Weight revisited: I have joined the dots in yesterdays’ weight graph, things were looking good for a while back in 2008, let’s hope we can revisit that and improve on it as well. As I have known since marathon days, there's definitely a connection between (a) my distances run in training (b) my race times (c) my weight. Not sure what causes what, but they are obviously interconnected. As I lose weight over the next few months I am making sure I stay strong by (a) doing gym work and (b) keeping weight losses small, even if the losses look dramatic on the graph. Incidentally, twenty years ago (when I was 42) and before that, I was never more than 56kg, often less. So I'm not worried about getting "too light", it won't happen.
The weight graph (updated)
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