I went swimming yesterday and members of a local tri club 'Carina Cats' were preparing for Noosa and taking up all of the lanes. I took a photo of one of them.
When Ged Timbs introduced himself to me I came straight back with 'Ged - as in Ged Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies'. Ged confessed it wasn't the first time someone had mentioned this and I'm not surprised now because in his profile Ged advises that he lives in Kobble Creek and that sure sounds like hillbilly country to me! Top this up with the fact that Ged drives a ute AND spends his spare time playing skirmish AND specialise in conservation law (connection with oil) and we pretty much have the whole box and dice. Ged, I admire your commitment to follow in Ged Clampett's footsteps!
I hope you enjoy getting to know Ged (Clampett) Timbs just a little bit more.
Tuesday's session was a ripper and congratulations to the 70+ runners who attended. The early morning drizzle disappeared and we were left with perfect running conditions.
Catch you tomorrow and/or Friday for another perfect PCRG start to your day.
P.S. This will bring back memories (well, for some of us it will):
Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed, Then one day he was shootin at some food, And up through the ground came a bubblin' crude.
Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.
Well the first thing you know ol' Jed's a millionaire, Kinfolk said Jed move away from there Said Californy is the place you ought to be So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.
Hills, that is.
Swimmin pools, movie stars.
They also look alike!
I work as a solicitor. I live at Kobble Creek (between Samford and Dayboro), have lived in Brisbane since moving up from Sydney in 2004 and joined PCRG in February 2007
My favourite restaurant is My Thai @ Bardon or Restaurant Lurleens @ Sirromet.
My earliest childhood memory is being bribed with McDonalds to make me go to my first day at school. I am still quite partial to the odd big mac - usually a reward/bribe for doing a long run.
My favourite movie is Meet the Parents.
Brisbane City is one of the most liveable cities in the world because of the people, the climate, proximity to the coast and of course all the great places to run.
My regular holiday destination is yet to be established. I love Burleigh Heads so maybe one day it will become a regular holiday destination.
If money was no option I would like to think I would still be living the life I live right now.
It frustrates me when I see short people sitting in the exit rows on planes.
I have been involved in running since July 2006 and my most memorable running experience is the Gold Coast Marathon 2007.
I enjoy distance running because it is so easy to throw on a pair of running shoes and simply go. No matter where you are you can always go for a run.
My favourite run is - too many to limit to just one - the open road between Samford and Dayboro, the Green Bridge loop, along the Swan River in Perth (I was there recently and it was similar to running along Brisbane River)
Motivation is something that comes easily when you look at some of the extraordinary people around us.
Injuries are, (touch wood) not something I have had to deal with since running. I had a knee reconstruction in 2005 so am always conscious of backing off when I feel a little niggle.
April 2006 was a turning point in my life because I married Jo and while lazing in a pool in Thailand on our honeymoon decided that we would run a marathon.
Jo and I are expecting our first baby in November so I am expecting that to be the next major turning point in my life.
PCRG is totally unique and something that I feel privileged to be a part of.
I prefer running because I can't swim.
Running is not meant to be difficult.
The best advice I don't know who gave me (could have been something out of a fortune cookie) was that life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Be content with the simple things in life.
The vision of a person who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching inspires me. I regret not joining PCRG sooner. I also regret those occasions when the alarm has gone off at 4:20am on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and I have hit the snooze button and decided not to go to PCRG.
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If you fail to follow a sensible diet your body will not gain full benefit from all of those enjoyable and challenging runs and you won't recover as well as you possibly could.
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