Thursday, December 27, 2007

A stonker in Fremantle

Greetings from sweltering Perth, AU. I probably shouldn't mention this, but it was 44 deg C (111 deg F) when we arrived on the 26th. It was the hottest Boxing Day on record in Perth. Since then it has cooled down to 32 deg C (90 deg F), but for a girl who is used to hovering around the freezing mark at this point in time this is quite the change.
We spent the 27th on a wine cruise along the Swan River which was a pretty nice relaxing way to spend the day. It probably doesn't make for the best hydration plan....but oh well. I got up around 6 am today (the 28th) so that I could head out for a run near where we are staying in Fremantle (a town about 30 minutes outside of downtown Perth). As soon as I started I had a feeling it wasn't going to be a great run...things were hurting, specifically my knees all the way down to my ankles. It almost felt like it was time to retire my shoes except these runners only have about 100 miles on them so that is way too early. Well, while the run didn't feel great it certainly was pretty (and luckily it wasn't too hot yet either). 3.1 miles done.

I saw this kookaburra just at the end of the run, making his signature noise. Very cool!


TNTcoach Ken said...

You’re running upside down, that’s why you hurt! The gravitational pull is too much for your legs. Hope you’re having a great time.

Amanda said...

ohhh I'm having a little fantasy about being there right now

greg said...

Stay hydrated. Smart to run in the early morning. How's the humidity there?

Loved your Starbucks post. Sending it to all of my friends who work there.

When are you back home? Between this trip and the trip to Florida, you'll really be racking up those frequent flier miles.

Mr. Satan A. Chilles said...

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing... running abroad is just the best (when the weather cooperates, that is).