I have taken to surfing on a wave ski with a similar passion to what enabled me to be one of the best distance runners in Australia during the 80ís and 90ís. Often I will spend up to 4hrs in the surf. I recall one recent day when I had a 3hr surf, hopped out for a big breakfast at Currumbin and then jumped back in for another 2hrs.
Monday morning I drove to Greenmount and on the second wave I nose dived, hit the bottom and practically broke my ski in half. You can well imagine the words I used when I surfaced to find the front of my brand new ski crumbled.
To be honest it would not have bothered me half as much if it happened in the last 10min of my surf rather than the first 10. Thankfully the ski can be repaired.
I was annoyed to miss out on a surf because it was one less workout, one less opportunity to enjoy myself and one less opportunity to improve my skill. This is identical to the attitude I had during my running career.
I believe itís a great appreciate for life to have a passion for something and I receive a great deal of satisfaction seeing members of PCRG being passionate about their running.
I look forward to seeing you become just that little bit stronger and one step close to achieving your goal at tomorrow mornings enjoyable PCRG session.
My ski - pre crumble!
The PCRG Christmas run will take place on Thursday Dec 21. Please feel free to come dressed with the Christmas spirit in mind.
The Christmas run will finish at the South Bank pool and Intraining will be kindly providing breakfast.
If you wish to take part in the secret santa (no obligation) please bring a non gender specific gift no more than $10 in value.
Your family is welcome and if you are bringing your kids please make sure they are armed with water pistols to help cool us down.
This will give your kids an opportunity to see what you actually get up to @ 5.40am throughout the year.
Our final PCRG Friday Night drinks for the year is coming up on Friday 15th from 5:30pm at the Ship Inn. If you would like to attend please RSVP by emailing Matt at email@example.com or SMS me at 0438685390. This ensures that we can reserve a table to cater for us comfortably.
These sessions usually attract 15-20 Group members for relaxing drinks and dinner after work. You might pop in for an hour on your way home and enjoy a quick drink or start the weekend in style with a nice meal.
Rest assured that I will start working on the 2007 social calendar in conjunction with Pat very soon!!
Hope to see you there!!
You can purchase online via c/c or eft.
Alternatively - see Susan @ training for a better deal!
If you would like to surprise someone with a gift voucher for 8/16 or 24 PCRG sessions for Christmas simply click here and enter your payment details.
I will email a gift voucher to you.
Online coaching gift vouchers also available.
The 2007 Brisbane Running Groups 3k challenge will be held @ 6pm on Friday February 16.
All running groups will meet at The Ship Inn (South Bank) and the 3k challenge will take place in the Botanical Gardens. Presentations and drinks etc will be held @ The Ship Inn.
You can purchase your Adidas Sunglasses from INTRAINING.
Thank you Adidas Sunglasses for being a PCRG sponsor.
Make sure you visit INTRAINING @ Park Rd Milton for all your running needs.
Thank you INTRAINING for being a PCRG sponsor.
Brisbane's own ''Majer recruitment'' was recently voted Australiaís favourite Generalist Small to Medium sized recruiter.
Majer competed against the nationís top firms in the Seek Annual Recruitment Awards.
Thank you Majer Recruitment for being a PCRG sponsor.
The latest R4YL issue is out now!
Thank you R4YL for being a PCRG sponsor.
Thank you to pb sports nutriton for your ongoing support in providing product which is used at the group sessions.
Thank you ''The Ship Inn'' for being a PCRG sponsor.
Intraining stock a full range of Mizuno shoes and apparel.
Thank you MIZUNO for being a PCRG sponsor.
Karla works from her home @ Morningside and is also willing to travel to you.
Thank you Karla for being a PCRG sponsor.
Jodie works from her home @ Morninside and is also willing to travel to you.
Thank you Jodie for being a PCRG sponsor.
Thank you Auscript for being a PCRG sponsor.
Thank you KPMG for being a PCRG sponsor.
Thank you Viridian Noosa Half Marathon for being a PCRG sponsor.
Thank you Sunshine Dry Cleaners for being a PCRG
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.
Kerith Duncanson is an accredited dietician as well as a former International class runner. An online dietary assessment by Kerith may assist you to achieve your goal.
Kerith offers 20% off her advertised fees to any runners involved with me through online coaching or any runner who is a regular member of PCRG.
The Canberra Marathon is a first class event. Possibly you could make the Canberra Marathon your first major goal in 2007!