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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Healthy Activity

At this time of the year, there is nothing quite like being woken up early in the morning by the lovely sounds created by the beautiful birdlife we have here in Harare. The Heuglin’s Robin (White Browed Robin Chat!) is my favourite followed closely by the whirring of the Crested Barbet and the Piet-My-Vrou.

This morning  I went out for a 9km run, at 5am, cross country along the bush paths in Glen Lorne and the surrounding areas. The air was so fresh from the strong winds we have had over the past couple of days blowing the fresh smelling flowers off of the magnificent Purple Jacarandas. It is so quiet and peaceful out there and you feel so  good when you return home an hour or so later. It is always best to have your running kit laid out next to your bed the night before - just in case you are tempted to go back to sleep when you first wake up.

Great to see so many of the “Larger” ladies out walking up the hills in Greystone Park today. Good on them! Cyclists out there too.

It is, of course, that time of the year when we start preparing for the annual 20 miler (32km Run) that HAC very ably organise on the first Sunday of December every year (2nd Dec, 2012). This year the event is handsomely sponsored once again by Mike Rooney of Europcar. One can either run the 32km or find a mate and do 16km each. Why not put your name down today? You have just over 5 weeks left to train for it! Email the HAC secretary on for more details.

HAC run from OGs Sports Club on the Chase in Groombridge every Friday after work starting at 5.30pm. You can choose to do 5km or 8km and there are normally 30 or so runners so you will always find someone to run at your pace – guys and girls. If you live in the Avondale area there are a bunch of slower, more mature, runners that leave St Anne’s Hospital car park at about 6am every week day.

Ballroom Dancing reminder. We are giving basic dancing lessons tonight at Dandaro from 6.30-8pm – why not come along with your partner and start learning how to dance

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