Bribie Island Parkrun

Bribie Island Parkrun

Parkrun today was at the relatively new Bribie Island parkrun, the S.S. Koopa Trail Parkrun. Coincidentally, it is Belinda’s 333rd and my 111th parkrun. It wasn’t an early start for a change, as we were camping at Bongaree for the long weekend with the Macqueens and Nicolles. The run itself was nice. We ran 2 laps of up and back along the boardwalk. It was a little windy, but the overall temperature was perfect for running. I set a new…

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Emma’s 50th Parkrun

Emma’s 50th Parkrun

Today Emma completed her 50th Parkrun event! We are both so proud of her for battling through the cold winter mornings with us to do 5kms every Saturday. Congrats on your 50th Emma! Love Mum & Dad xoxo

Chermside Parkrun

Chermside Parkrun

Today we were off touristing again for Parkrun. Anne came up for the weekend, so the kids decided to stay with her, while Belinda, Lorraine and myself got up at 4.30am to go to Parkrun. While it was a little cool when we got there, it wasn’t as cold as what South Toowoomba Parkrun would have been. I got dressed in tights and a jumper, but decided to ditch them before the run. The run itself was quite nice. It…

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Yowie Parkrun

Yowie Parkrun

A 4.30am start this morning to do Parkrun at Kilcoy. Belinda had already done the course before, at the parkrun opening of Yowie Parkrun. It was a rather simple course and beautiful run around the lake. We met Ron Grant, who was volunteering. Ron Grant was an Olympian, who was the first to run around Australia back in the 1980’s. He ran a total of 13,883kms in 217 days, which equates to an average of 64km per day!! Emma and…

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Ryan’s 9th Birthday party

Ryan’s 9th Birthday party

The last day of school holidays and what better way to celebrate than a birthday party at Inflatable world. Ryan invited a few of his friends to join him in celebrating his 9th birthday. Everyone had a great time. I even got to burn off some calories when I joined them for a couple of games of tag. After we got home, Ryan opened his presents. One of the presents he got was a solar powered helicopter project, which he…

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My first sub-30min 5k Parkrun

My first sub-30min 5k Parkrun

Officially made it under 30 minutes for Parkrun today! I beat my last personal record by almost a minute. When I first started running I thought it was going to get easier and easier to shave big amounts of time off my personal best. I’m now starting to realise that it is harder than I first thought. I also have a new found respect for those people that can consistently train day in and day out, and achieve some truly…

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Lota Parkrun

Lota Parkrun

It was another early start this morning, about 4.30am, we headed off to parkrun, this time we were visiting Lota. Lot is a suburb of Brisbane, and to be honest I’d never even heard of it before. We arrived around 6.30am, with plenty of time to have a look over the course and walk around. There were a lot of people out exercising, running, walking dogs, pushing prams. It was quite busy along the walkways. There was only about 80…

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Emerald Parkrun

Emerald Parkrun

This Easter weekend has started off with a rather crazy challenge. We decided to get our ‘E’ letter for Parkrun. The only E in all of Queensland is at Emerald Parkrun. We jumped in the car at about 5am on Friday morning and undertook the 8 hour (or so) drive to Emerald. Along the way we made a few small stops. One photo opportunity was in front of the big watermelon at Chinchilla. Lorraine and Darren joined us for the…

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Ryan’s 9th Birthday

Ryan’s 9th Birthday

Today Ryan turns 9! Ryan has been counting down the days until his birthday for about 2 months now. Because his birthday fell on a weekday and close to the start of the school holidays, we have decided to have his party during the school holidays. I will write another more detailed article about his party once we have it. In the meantime, we hope you have a wonderful day Ryan, and enjoy turning 9, the last year of single…

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Pittsworth Parkrun

Pittsworth Parkrun

Parkrun at Pittsworth today! This completes my ‘P’ and 13th letter of the Alphabeteer challenge. The Alphabeteer challenge is to run a Parkrun starting with each letter of the alphabet. Next week we are off to Emerald, because that is the only letter ‘E’ in all of Queensland. So this was my first run at Pittsworth today and the course was ok. It was three laps of the showgrounds. My shoes got saturated from the heavy dew on the grass….

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