(1) As I suspected by N1K3 ipod overestimates distance. My 9km run clocked at 10.67km on my gadget. I should calibrate it properly, but now I have all this (skewed) data I don't really want to. After all - progress is relative!
So I ran the 9km in 60:59 minutes. And I did run, I didn't stop once. All manner of people ran past me including little kids, but I concentrated on keeping in time to my 172bpm dance track.
The return leg from Mrs Macquaries chair was tough, but once I got to the downhill run at Macquarie Street it was all good.
I am pretty proud of the effort considering I have only been running for 23 days!
(2) TinyDonna is as cute as a doll. We had lunch together and it felt like we had been friends forever. Very strange when I have never met her before. She has the photos of lunch which will no doubt appear on her blog very soon.
(3) Kate finished the 42km marathon - WOW what an effort! TinyDonna and I were there to cheer her home at the finish line.
(4) I have the running bug and want to do another one. I was actually quite teary as I ran on to the Harbour Bridge this morning. I have never even walked it let alone run it. Watching all those fit athletes run off into the distance was an amazing experience.