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Deciding on s running 'purpose'


I went for a run around Castle Hill, a Sydney suburb this morning. Running through cloud it was so misty. I found I had to decide whether I was being serious about running and recording it on Runkeeper, or whether I was running as a way of seeing the area. Decided on the latter. Covered about 6km running and another 3km walking. Got lost in some 'bush' in a local 'park' area. Got found again. Found a great little cafe where they have a large supply of jugs of water and had Tuscan toast and a litre of water for post-run breakfast.

5pm and we've just had the most humongous hail storm with hail the size of golf balls crashing down on the roof and splashing in to the pool.

A storm the other day brought lots of trees down. Lots still remaining to clean up. Hot muggy sunshine inbetween the storms!

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Glad you enjoyed your run, Baddie, yes, those extreme weather events are becoming more common everywhere in the world, I am in Scotland UK and this summer we had our hottest day ever in June with the temperature reaching 33C/91F. Have a nice Christmas.


You made the right decision. That sounds lovely. Seeing an area is one of the joys of running for me and I love exploring anywhere new or even on my own doorstep. I discovered a new road the other day close to home that I'd never seen before! It's amazing what you find and I think the run goes easier somehow when you've got interesting things to look at.

in reply to Irishprincess

I love to run as a means of mooching and exploring new areas of the countryside or streets not yet visited. For shopping purposes too. I can reach areas previously considered too far away

Tuscan toast sounds interesting 😋

in reply to misswobble

Ricotta, banana, honey and toasted almonds on really nice toasted bread 😋

in reply to Irishprincess

Yes it does.


Wow it sounds amazing there, I love dramatic weather.... and your run sounds fab too :)

in reply to ju-ju-

Wish I could post the video of the hail stones. Glad I wasn't out in it!

in reply to BaddieThePirate

Here you go Baddie, it was on the BBC News website today! Hard hats needed by the looks of things 😱

“Australia lashed by 'catastrophic' hail storm”

in reply to TailChaser

That's the one!

Huh! I thought you would be having all sunshine and lots of it. I went sightseeing in the dark yesterday to view the lengths folk go to light up their gardens with reindeers, Santas, oh and lights. It was fun. Happy running/exploring to you. 🎄🏃


It sounds like you're having an amazing time, and the Tuscan toast sounds wonderful!


I’m glad you weren’t out in that hailstorm Baddie, that would hurt. Keep on running down under. 🏃‍♀️👏👏🎅🏻🎄

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