Okay maybe that is kindof an exaggeration, BUT it did save me and bestie driving around Sydney lost for an extra hour on top of the hour we had already spent lost. We were pretty darn hungry and could totally have perished in that time okay? Between bestie having very recently learnt to drive and me not knowing Sydney roads at all, it was a white-knuckled drive across town and we both worked up quite the sweat.
The climactic point of the drive was when we ended up on a bridge by accident, two police cars behind us blasting their sirens… luckily they were not for us and we were able to get off the bridge in a completely random suburb. Luckily by complete chance I had happened to have been there before during one of my long runs- yet another reason that running is awesome!! It helps you get to know a place so if you are directionally challenged/learning to drive you will be able to find your way back home when you end up in the back of beyond but have had some awesome running times there. On a side note, does anyone end up running in the most random industrial type areas when they run? I have no idea why but I seem to accidentally gravitate to that kind of area and it’s not exactly picturesque.
Exhibit A: one of many back roads we drove down while lost:
Anyway, it was all worth it, I only gained about ten grey hairs from the experience, and we finished the night with a lovely dinner with friends:
A mountain of broccoli:
And palmiers (french pastry biscuit thing) by the waterfront:
Thank you long run into random industrial area, for making this evening possible.
How do you decide where to run? Do you use an app or a map or just head off wherever looks good? – I always just head out with no plan as to where I’m going but I’m questioning whether there is a better way of doing this.
Have you eaten escargot/snails? Do you like them? -LOVE them, but then again I think I would like most things drowned in a buttery garlicky sauce.
How old were you when you learned to drive? – Back in my day the legal age to learn to drive was 15 (now it is 16 in NZ) so I learnt at 15 along with all my friends. In NZ if you don’t drive it is really hard to get around, especially if you live in rural areas (aka most of NZ) so most people learn to drive as soon as possible. Thank you for the many hours teaching me to drive Mum and Dad, I now appreciate the white-knuckled stress I must have put you through 😉