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Melbourne Marathon 09

11 Oct

This year was the third year that we’ve taken part in the 5km walk as part of the Melbourne Marathon.

We’ve been involved because CPEC – the early intervention centre that BC attends – is the official charity.

The highlight of this walk is that it ends with a lap of the MCG.

Both boys have had colds this week so I wasn’t expecting either boy to be up for lots of walking, and I was right. Bean was happy to sit as long as we were providing him with a constant source of food.

Bean at the start line

BC took it easy most of the way in his stroller but he enjoyed starting the race in his walker and walking over the bridge that crosses the Yarra River (stopping of course to take in the views!).

stopping to take in river views

But, the whole way he kept asking me ‘When do we get to the MCG??’ And as I suspected, as soon as we DID reached the MCG he couldn’t wait to get back into his walker and he really did ‘race’ his way to the finish line.

walking in the MCG 1

We were all VERY pleased when we crossed the finishing line – especially me. I had underestimated how much of an effort a 5km walk would be being nearly 6 months pregnant. I was well and truly exhausted!

The walk raised an astonishinly large sum for CPEC (close to $300,000). Wow!

After sitting in the stands and eating some lunch, we trekked back to the train station and had a very quiet evening. We were all asleep by 7pm. BC insisted in sleeping with his medal on the pillow beside him. He’s always a winner in my books ;-)!

over the finish line


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