My Activity Tracking
My target 200 kms
I'm an entrant for ''The Long Run'! ...hoping for fun on the way!
I am entering ‘The Long Run’ to promote awareness of Prostate Cancer – there is plenty of medical support – so male family and friends should get tested if needed.
Secondly exercise always helps one no matter what the medical problem – if possible keep fit! … it helps the immune system combat illness. This event has given me motivation to get out and document some exercise activity.
I am attempting 200kms jogging/walking over the 30 days of September and hope to do more. As well as this Site I will document my journey daily on Facebook.
I have a family history of Prostate Cancer and the Profile image shows brothers Keith and Mervyn who like me have been successfully treated.
Finally, you can of course donate to the Australian Prostate Foundation using this Page. Donations are Tax deductible. No obligation.
Thank you for your support … keep smiling - x Richard
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Day 28 report ...Monday 28th Sep
Yesterday was a bit of a KMstone day in that after the walk at Dalmeny I reached my target goal of 200kms for the month with a couple of days remaining. Reporting exercise is now not such an imperative. However, daily exercise is part of my lifestyle and today was a tennis day at Batemans Bay. Tennis is of course a commendable way of keeping fit and one reason for participating in this event was to encourage others to do likewise regardless of sport. After tennis I went to Melville Point at Tomakin with Maureen to view whales. We sat at the back of the van and there were plenty to see.Share
Day 27 details ...Sunday 27th Sep ... we drove to Dalmeny and then did the walk to Narooma via Kianga ... this is along a wide cycle/walk path about 6.5km each way and you can opt to walk on the adjacent beaches at times ... there were whales galore to see and many were at the lookouts watching their flipping and slapping ... at Narooma we stopped for oysters for lunch before the return to the car ... part of the walk is a memorial to those who lost lives in the first World War ... the facilities along the way and signage is excellent ... and just before the Bridge at Narooma there is a boardwalk ... usually we hear bellbirds in this area but not today. Share
Day 26 ... details ...Saturday 26th Sep ... it was cold in Canberra this morning and even felt a bit chilly down the coast ... I ran the Batemans Bay not Park Run course which consists of a double 2.5km loop ... a stiff westerly was blowing ... a few other Park Runners were also out and about ... the course runs alongside the waterfront and it is quite scenic ... it also passes the JJs cafe ... you have to go passed it four times ... it was so nice to go in after the run and have breakfast with Maureen ... 5km (a rather slow 5km) Share
Day 25 ... exercise details -Friday 25th Sep
Day 24 activity report ...Thursday 24th Sep ... I went with Maureen to the Eurobodalla National Park south of Moruya to walk part of the Bingi Dreamland track ... it runs all along the coast line with sections along beaches ... Maureen was keen to see some whales and she was not disappointed ... we also encountered plenty of kangaroos ... we took our time to cover over 11kms and had lunch sitting in the back of the van with the sea-scape in the background. Share
Day 23 details ...Wednesday 23rd Sep
'The Long Run' ... report on Day 22 ...Tuesday 22nd Sep
… it was an early morning start from Batehaven across George Bass Drive and into the bush and up the private road that leads to the water treatment plant … I wanted to find tracks that I frequented twenty years ago when I was training for the Sydney marathon, the event used to test out the course for the Olympics … I eventually found the tracks ... the image is the distinctive Pigeon House Mountain seen through the bush. Distance – 12kmShare
Day 21 detailsMonday 21st Sep
Day 20 ...Sunday 20th Sep
... and another Day 19 image ...Saturday 19th Sep
Day 19 detailsSaturday 19th Sep
Report on Day 18Friday 18th Sep
Information for overseas readersThursday 17th Sep
We live in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) a self-administered jurisdiction about the size of the county Dorset in England. The population is approaching half a million. It centres on the city of Canberra the seat of Australian government. There are four urban towns that radiated towards the centre. These are Gungahlin, Belconnen, Woden and Tuggerranong. We live in a Belconnen suburb only 5km from the city. It is of course the best of all these satellite towns!Share
'The Long Run Report' - Day 17Thursday 17th Sep
Summary at the halfway mark (15 September)Wednesday 16th Sep
Details for Day 16 ...Wednesday 16th Sep
Report on Day 15 ...Tuesday 15th Sep
Details for 14 SeptemberMonday 14th Sep
… up early for a jog/walk in Black Mountain reserve with the sun about to breakup plenty of morning mist. In fact at the top of the Cook cycle path visibility was very poor. However, the day had that spring promise for warmth and it was a most enjoyable time going along some of the tracks I had not been on for quite awhile. I came out at the bridge over the expressway and then down the side of Aranda adjacent to Belconnen Way. And back in plenty of time to see Thiem clinch an amazing victory in the US Open Tennis. The images are at the entrance into Black Mountain near the Bindubi underpass. 9kmShare
Day 13 in the challengeSunday 13th Sep
'The Long Run' - Day 12 detailsSaturday 12th Sep
'The Long Run' ... report on Day 11 ...Friday 11th Sep
Cook and Aranda ovals are only 1km away from home. Aranda has two ovals and has a much larger surrounding recreational area. The photograph was taken from the second oval looking back over the first towards the Jamison Shops. It was nice soft jogging on the grass and a great warm up for tennis later in the day. Distance 5km.Share
'The Long Run' ... report on Day 10 ...Thursday 10th Sep
I walked the 1.5km uphill through the suburb to the entrance to ‘The Pinnacle’ (Canberra Nature Park). We are lucky to have such a variety of hills in walking distance. It is quite an extensive area with views to the Brindabella mountains. I took ‘the boundary walking trail’ and the photograph was taken along the way. It was a leisurely pace day in pleasant clearing weather and by the time I arrived back home I had covered 8km.Share
'The Long Run' - report on Day 9Wednesday 9th Sep
'The Long Run' report - Day 8Tuesday 8th Sep
Report on Day 7 ...Monday 7th Sep
'The Long Run' ... report on Day 6 (Father's Day)Sunday 6th Sep
We went out to Mulligans Flat the woodlands nature reserve at the back of Forde, Gungahlin. It is an extensive area and on many of the tracks we had path to ourselves, We were not disappointed in seeing wildlife on the walk. The most interesting creatures were two echidnas who took little notice of us. The reserve is quite high up in places and it was a clear spring sunny morning as seen in the photograph looking down on Gungahlin with the new high rise buildings clearly evident. Distance 7km.Share
'The Long Run' - report on Day 5Saturday 5th Sep
… The Lake Ginninderra Park Run … although it is not officially in operation quite a few Park Runners frequently get out on a Saturday morning and run/walk the 5km course … the image shows the spring blossom now in evidence all over Canberra … and part of the cycle path at the start of the course … and it was a magic day again to get out for exercise! … and have coffee afterwards at the local Birrigai Café!Share
'The Long Run' - report on Day 4Friday 4th Sep
… a circular trip from Macquarie involving Mount Painter … we are very lucky to live close by and when you go up the Cook cycle path you have the choice of venturing towards the Black Mountain reserve or the path on the right which leads to the track up Mount Painter. The image shows the final section to the summit and the Trig point. It is very central with sweeping views all around. Distance 5km.Share
'The Long Run' - report on Day 3Thursday 3rd Sep
'The Long Run' ... report on Day 2 ...Wednesday 2nd Sep
'The Long Run' ... report on Day 1 ...Tuesday 1st Sep
I'm in for some spring momentumMonday 31st Aug
Dear Facebook Followers,
Springing into action as of tomorrow ...
As mentioned, I have entered ‘The Long Run’ event organised by the Australian Prostate Foundation where I am recording my jog/walk exercise each day over September.
Given my personal history I thought it appropriate to support awareness of prostate cancer. For more information here is a link to my Page on ‘The Long Run Site’ where I will be entering exercise detail.
Stay fit and healthy whatever!
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