Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Pretty Big Carrot.

We all need a carrot sometimes.

I decided that I needed one yesterday. And not the grated stuff that I put on my salad at lunch.

No, I needed a real carrot. An incentive to get me through the next few weeks of work-hell. So I've made some plans. I'm going away for a race weekend.

Not just any race weekend. I'm going to steal two days off work - only fair because work has stolen more than two days off me - and have an extended long weekend. Down in Victoria. Where my eldest and his girlfriend has just moved to. And my #2 is going to come as well.

I'm a wee bit excited.

And I got even more excited when I Googled for pictures to put here and show you why I'm excited.






Beautiful, isn't it?!!

It's the Great Ocean Road Marathon down in Victoria. Josh and I will be doing the half (which is actually 23k. The marathon is 45k). 

Procrastination made the hunt for accommodation a little tricky. Especially since there'll be four of us. But I managed to find somewhere just out of Apollo Bay where the race finishes. It's a point-to-point race.

I'm not sure what I'm more excited about - running in such a spectacular part of the world or seeing Sam. One thing's for sure, the combination of the two is a pretty big carrot.

12 comments:

  1. The whole thing sounds wonderful. I know how glad I am to visit Em. And visiting in a beautiful place just adds to it. Racing adds yet more. And racing next to the ocean can't be beat. Yay for you!!

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  2. Like the idea of the carrot (getting away, family time, having a break) and the stick (actually running!).

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  3. I love the kind of carrot you use!!! So exciting that you will get to see one of your sons and run with another!! That race is going to be spectacular!

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  4. That is really awesome! Looks like a race I would enjoy. The scenery and point to point are both on my favorite race list for sure.

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  5. Oh wow--how could you not? When is it? May I join you?

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    1. Of course you can. It's in the middle of May.

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  6. Absolutely stunning! I hope I shall run a race next to the ocean!

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  7. wow, the view looks spectacular!!!

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  8. I'm so jealous - that looks like a fantastic place to run! And see Sam :)

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  9. Nothing more exciting than visiting your baby that has moved away! Have a ball!

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