Sunday, October 30, 2016

Groote Post Family Day

You have to love Facebook for all the events that so easily slide into sight.
It has seriously increased our social life. The Groote Post run was in Darling - a bit of a trek - but we decided some time ago that it looked like a great family day out.

There was a 4km trail run/walk for the older kids, D was able to be entertained in a facility for younger kids while the Hero and I were able to run a comfortable 13k trail route.

The terrain was completely different to our usual mountain stuff. There were some challenging sandy bits and a few little hills (that felt enormous at the time but that was before Mont Rochelle taught me a lesson!)

We were mostly spoiled with view of tumbling hills and rolling wheat fields - a welcome reprieve from some of the highly technical stuff we have done in the past.

After the race there was much feeding and water to do for all the many folks and brother joined us for lunch which was very cool.

Fit family :-)
Pre-race selfie with L who volunteered to the do the 4k so we could do the 13k.
And they are off!
Post race family time with my folks and brother.

Always make time for the selfie. Always

Because how often do you actually run through wheatfields? 

Beaut capture by The Hero.

Leading the way; he does it so well.

Fun times with T
The magic of windmills
The serenity captures me

Let the Adventure Begin

Groote Post 13km - Darling

Pain of my past has harvested my heart
It has tilled the soil of my soul
Prepared me to love you
The depth of this new love, a gift;
Redemption I do not deserve

In my darkest moments I shook my fist
Wrestled and rioted in anger

But in the end it was not the end after all
Instead a continued great story
Of life, love, loss and redemption

In the winter of change
the chill can freeze your bones
and the memory of summer
a fairtyale with little meaning

but summer, she always comes
despite winters' harshest arrows

so sit by the fire
and feel the aching burn
wait for summer and when she arrives
let her melt your sorrow
may it become one with your joy

a beautiful collage of a future uncertain
but perfectly predestined.