Wide Bay Fat Ass represent! Today we took the trip to beautiful Hervey Bay for the second Wide Bay Fat Ass event! For those living in the dark who still don't know what a Fat Ass run is after all my rott talk, they are un-organised, organised runs. There is no entry fee's, no prizes but a heck of a good time! Check out http://www.coolrunning.com.au/fatass/hq/index.php?title=Main_Page if ya wanna know more! Anyway, back on track!
It was Dad, Mum, Tegs, Pria, Corlè and our good friend Nix who took the trip. We stopped in one of our favourite little cafe's Enzos for a brew and snack. We then headed to the start for some shenanigans before getting started. It was an amazing day and we were all keen for some fun in the sun! Mum was kind enough to look after the kids so Tegan and I could both run which was great!
We headed off for an easy first lap with some good laughs and a look at the course. Andrew did a super job organising it with a figure eight type set up. There was a fair chunk of the course on the beach and rocks. That made things fairly tough going but added an interesting element to the day. The rest of the track was through parkland, parks, footpath and a bit of trail. A top course.
I went into the day with the goal of doing 5-6hours, not really worrying about distance so much but just time on the feet. We did our first two laps at a pretty quick speed which made things go by smoothly. After this, things started to heat up a bit. I did my third lap with Andrew and his young fella and was still at a pretty decent clip.
After this I was left on my own. My legs felt pretty good but just had to mentally keep myself moving forward. I think a combination of the sun and sand took it out of me a bit. I keep moving but things were taking their toll. I approached my fourth hour and decided I would be calling it quits after five hours. I wanna have a decent week k's wise this week and didn't want to completely destroy myself!
I plugged on through the last hour and finished pretty done at five hours. A super time out and just shy of 50k done. Some huge highlights of the day were Tegan, Nix and Melissa running the furtherest that they have ever done, 24, 35km (not sure on your distance Melissa sorry...close to 25k??) respectfully. Awesome work ladies! Coach Jeff and his bride Deb also made the trip and although I have been scarred for life seeing him shirtless (just jokes brother!!!) it is always a enriching and blessing time seeing you both.
After some chats, tucker, drinks and good times, it was time to take off. I just wanna thank my partner in Fat Ass crime Andrew for putting on a super top day! It was such a great time and we loved every moment! We have some cool stuff in the pipeline for the future so head on over to Facebook, send us a friend request on the Wide Bay's Fat Ass page and keep track on whats doing!
I hope this finds you all super dooper and lovin life! Keep smiling and come on in and visit me at my new job at Nana's Pantry for some AMAZING tucker! I have only worked two shifts but let me tell you I LOVE it! Until next time my friends....live long, run on, plant strong!