Monday, December 6, 2010

Seven Bridges Walk 2010

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Some of you might remember me complaining about my knee and the intense pain I had once I finished the event. Well... being honest it was painful from start to end; but you know, in my mind I hoped this year could be different: as in, different good, ‘I felt really good doing it’ different.

We woke up at 7 a.m Sunday morning (why? Because we were parting the day before with some of our friends and trying to being creepy on Halloween) packed our stuff and took the train to Circular Quay; which is the closest train station to The Rocks (our selected starting and ending point) and point where we were supposed to grab our ‘7 bridges walk passport’ (just like last year’s) and keep the march as much as possible.

The Rocks. Starting point of our walking experience
Around 10:20 a.m we were ready to start the lovely sunny day to tackle down the seven bridges, starting with Pyrmont Bridge and ending with the harbour bridge... I was amazed how fast Kathy and I were keeping up the speed with a bunch of guys that obviously were trained to the bone to walk these bridges...
I even remember thinking:

Stating the Pyrmont Bridge... Baby I am on fire! My legs feels great, our speed is a lot better to last year.

Ending the Anzac Bridge... Already? Uh! P.I.E.C.E O.F C.A.K.E as in Piece of cake!

Somewhere at the end of the Iron Cove Bridge... Boy... is these people going faster or are we getting slower??? Nah... they are just trying to get ahead a little bit... We will catch up on the next one.

Stating Gladesville Bridge... Oh! There is the pain again... and where the bloody hell went those guys? Oh I can barely see them at the end of the bridge... we will totally catch up with them on the next one...
Totally...

Stating Tarban Creek Bridge... did those f**king blokes start running or what? Bloody knee... I hate you knee... I just get one of those robotic knees my buddies at work comment on every week...

Fig Tree Bridge... f**king painful f**king knee that doesn’t f**king work as I f**king want to! I am going to blame the f**king shoes as well... 13 kilometres and my feet are in pain??? Piece of crap...

Somewhere in Woolstonecraft... f**king f**k f**k! An old woman has just left me behind? Pain or not I am not going to let this happen... (Opened my mouth and said to Kathy) Come on... let’s walk faster that oldie just passed us by... we need to make the effort to at least match her!

Somewhere close to Milson’s Point village... I can’t feel my legs... this is not good... I shouldn’t have tried to beat that woman... certainly she could be the mother of those bastards at the middle of the event.
Come on knee... don’t fail me now!

Somewhere finishing the Harbour Bridge... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close... We’re close...


OH F**KKKKKKKKKK more stairs?


It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts... It hurts...


(handing over my passport to get the last stamp) we have finished! We have finished! We have finished! ....

The girl smiles to me and says ‘congratulations you have finished the 7 bridges walk’ and I keep waiting for her to pop up a giant poster with the map and a stamp saying ‘walk completed’, just like we had the year before... but... nothing... NOT A THING AT ALL........ then she told me to move on because the old lady was getting her stamp to keep walking to her next checkpoint.

Yes.... the same that left me behind in Woolstonecraft.... probably she did a loo stop and that was when I went ahead...

Yeah... she looks like an angel... but is pure evil... I tell'ya... PURE E.V.I.L
It was a bit of disappointment at the end of the event... but Kathy knew how to elevate my mood with some excellent pancakes at ‘pancakes on the Rocks’

1600 calories burned during the day...
2000 calories gained back in one meal...
Maybe I am starting to understand why the event was so hard on me...

Something interesting to point was watching several houses with Halloween decorations. Partially because we didn’t expected but mainly because lots of people told us how Halloween is a foreign thing for the US totally alien to Aussie culture.

Well... I think this is a sum up of the Sydney Crave events... we will post some more soon...

Cheerios

4 Comments:

Nena said...

Woooooo!!! i Want to do that!!! :O Why didn't you get the last stamps? I didn't understand :( not fair! Your knee deserved at least one stamp itself... then, you wouldn't let it get wet in the shower until next year!!!!! hahahahahaha

Rod said...

I had all the stamps... with the exception of a giant poster (noone did as the matter of fact)

Nena said...

Ohhhh a poster...!!!!! I see... I love this kind of stuff! I will love sydney, i know... well, let's be honest... I DO love sydney right now!!! Cyber-love!

GianSaro said...

Good post! very funny! I enjoyed a lot.

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