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It’s been six weeks since we returned to Perth. Although the newness is still there, we are now feeling settled back into daily life.

Many  have asked what is our next trip, so while we arent ready to jump into the caravan again soon, Karijini and the top end is definitely on the cards for a smaller trip somewhere down the track. 

The aim of our Australua trip was to do as many parkruns as possible and in the end we ended up doing nearly thirty. Not bad considering parkruns are not on  in every town we visited. Where there weren’t any we joined local  Fun Runs Mackay Marine Fun Run, Capricorn Coast Fun Run , Yeppoon and in Bowen.

The four parkruns  that stood out were Main Beach, Gold Coast, where we met with David’s daughter, Lydia & her family from England.  Next was Kawana, on the Sunshine Coast, a great coastal path & boardwalk run from the Surfclub around the lighthouse (Near Mooloobah) with very special friends  Denis & Lyn from Buderim.  Next was the Mt Gambier parkrun which was an awesome hilly run around the rim of the Blue Lake. Lastly, a favourite area of ours, Noosa. The run was around a residential parkland area at Noosaville.  In all of the parkruns, the hospitality and organization offered was wonderful.


 

 

Running towards heaven..Georgetown.

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Fitness on the road

After six months of traveling, we are well aware of the pitfalls of not exercising.

And it is so easy to let things slip especially  after a big day of driving or sightseeing.  Although we like our gyms they are not always available nor affordable, so we have decided to create our own fitness routines using our bikes, kayaks, local walking trails (when available)  and running/walking wherever we can.

The most surprising discovery is how much we can do around the caravan, and when available, using the children’s playground equipment.

Take the caravan for example, we can do Step ups on the caravan step and Tricep Dips.

Here is how we do it with a view.

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Four Park Runs….

Since the Mt Gambier Park Run we have done a further four Park Runs, Maribryong (Melbourne), Noosa, Maroochydore and now the Gold Coast (Main Beach) where we are currently staying.

We have enjoyed the runs, meeting new people and running on different terrains in varying conditions.  This last Park Run was extra special for David as his daughter, visiting from the UK, joined him along with two family members.

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Mt Gambier Park Run

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On Saturday 7 February David & I joined the Mt Gambier Park Run.  The run course, given that it was across the top of the spectacular Blue Lake, was uphill most of the course.  If you had the time, the view was gorgeous but best appreciated after the run.

Local runners, Peter and Dean welcomed us and invited us to join them at the local Metro Cafe for a chat and run diagnosis.