Andrew had a good quote on Twitter after our training at Parliament House last night: "Canberra. The only place you can do intense hill sprints on the roof of parliament while politicians debate below. 30 mins sprints." And that is what we did - 30 minutes of medium to long sprints up the roof of "The House under the Hill", a training session we have not done for a couple of years. In fact now is the perfect time of year - not too hot for intense uphill sprints, and not so cold that the frost of the roof makes it too slippery to negotiate safely.
Training were Cathy, Ewen Peter early, then running steep little hills were Andrew S, Andy, Craig, Ewen, Kym, me, Margaret, Mick, Peter, Ruth, Sarah-Jayne & Susan.
A small ceremony preceded training: photo taken in the car park under the house under the hill. On a night where some very bad parking attempts were observed. Canberrans are pretty bad parkers, and we could photograph a different car there each Monday night parked badly, but this guy took the cake and we did get photos. A very strange driver scraped the car next to him, didn't leave a note, and stayed parked there anyway.
Andrew, Peter & Sarah-Jayne winners of the relay section of the Weston Creek Half Marathon
Pushing your limits
"Moderation in ALL things is over-rated" is a quote from my next Vetrunner article.
So, Australian politicians and staff and media, why not do something [else] enjoyable and constructive, go running!