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Run Geelong 6k ( LOTS OF PICS !!! )


Monday, November 21, 2011

Well.... the day was PERFECTION ! The previous day had been REALLY bad with rain and thunder storms...so I was relieved not to have to run/walk in that !!

My sister came at about 7.30am and we took some pics in the driveway before we left....
Im the red ninja
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We are a little crazy...but we know how to have fun ! We also had our bubbly wands instead of ninja swords....

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So off we went..it only took about 15 minutes to get to the start area. It was at a place here called Skilled Stadium (or Kadinia Park as we call it) and its where our local Football team practice. Now I have to say... Geelong Cats were Premiers this year.... of ALL the teams in Australia ! We've won it 3 times in the last 4 years...so they are a HUGE team over in Australia ! Anyway... I digress ...
The 12 k runners had left by the time we got there and started to line up.
11'000 people competed....thats right .... ELEVEN THOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUSAND !!!!!
This run also raised approx $45'000 for our local Geelong Hospital... so thats why there were so many entrants...it was for a worthy cause....
Heres some pics of while we were waiting......

Heres the outside of Skilled... you can see the large 'Cats Claws' on the outside of the building.


Then the 6 k runners left.... we had opted to do the 6 k walk...but... you could run if you wanted too.
About 15 minutes later.... we were OFF !!!

It was SOOOOOO AWESOME to be with all those people.... there were HEAPS of little kids with their parents...and they seemed to like the bubble ninjas :) As we walked, we made bubbles and the kids loved it... we were like the pied pipers with all the little kids following us !
We did the odd 'Ninja run' through the crowd.... but that was ok... we were Ninjas... people couldnt see us !!! LOL. We darted in and out... making bubbles as we went.
There were quite a few hilly areas as that is how Geelong is...so even tho we were walking with the odd run... I got quite puffed. I guess laughing the whole way didnt help either !!!
(We are a little nutty just quietly)... hehe. Hey... but if you cant have fun...what hope have you got !
(It certainly helped that I was wearing a mask.... )
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So... after laughing.... dancing.... jogging... and bubbling ... for quite a while...we were near the end and this meant walking the hallowed ground of Skilled Stadium. Thousands walked around the perimeter... it was weirdly quiet...so I just had to let out a loud

HIIIIIIIIIII YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!
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Being a Ninja and all.... I just couldnt help it ! :D
Then....the finish was in sight ....

Walking in the Stadium...

The finish up ahead....

WE DID IT !!!!!!!
We were so happy and proud to finish... *phew*
Afterwards...there were some presentations for best costumes...and even tho were were nominated...we didnt win... (bummer) 4 guys in Teletubby costumes won

On stage !


We grabbed a free water and some fruit and also our complimentary race bag.... and hobbled off to the car !
We had SUCH a great time. I was SOOO tired...I had a nanna nap in the afternoon. Today Im feeling a bit sore in the feet and ankles....even my stomach is hurting !!! But I think thats from the laughing....HAHA.
My final time for the 6 k was 1:03:25. WOOO HOOO !!!!!!!
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HARRINGTON5 11/29/2011 5:45PM

    Great pictures! That day just sounds awesome - loved the costumes!

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ABB698 11/22/2011 1:24AM

    LOVED it Michele! How fun and awesome! I loved reading about your Ninja adventures!
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ANNISSAT 11/21/2011 3:27PM

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CHELAGETSFIT 11/21/2011 11:18AM

    Good job on your race and your costumes!

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PINKBEANBOO 11/21/2011 10:54AM

    Oh my, you really are CRAZY! Haha! How funny!
Sounds like it was tons of fun!

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TRAINER_T 11/21/2011 9:20AM

    Freeking Nija awsome!!!


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EDOHERTY107 11/21/2011 8:39AM

    Looks like you had great fun!! Thanks for sharing you pics I loved your costumes.

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LORI-K 11/21/2011 8:09AM

    That sounded and looked like a BLAST! Fun AND exercise AND a worthy cause! Awesome! (and btw, I think Bubble Ninjas beat Teletubbies anyday!)
Thanks for sharing!


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LORI-K 11/21/2011 8:07AM

    oops sent twice!



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GRAMPIAN 11/21/2011 5:55AM

  Well done - and thanks for the pictures.

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MUSCLEADDICT32 11/21/2011 5:38AM

    Awesome...looked like a lot of fun! You are quite a character! I think that is why you and I get along so well...ha ha! Glad you had a blast-Nice time, too! Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


Next up: ME doing a darn race! JEEZ! emoticon

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