FYBF – How to run the City2Surf…and survive

by mamagrace71 on August 17, 2012

You read all about it last week. And today, I’m here to say I survived it….and vlogged about it.

Yes, my dear Floggers…here is the fun, the tough and the not so pretty of last week’s City2Surf.

Sadly, I didn’t beat my PBT. Meh.

Apparently, I needed to be injured and limping like I was last year to do that…Go figure.


Still an awesome day. And as every year, I was left going home…a little sore but overwhelmingly inspired.

Next year, I’m going to start up an FYBF group to run for a charity.

Who’s with me??? (Yes, I’m lookin’ at you…)


 1. Follow With Some Grace.

2. Sign up to the awesome Digital Parents community ( if you haven’t already done so). DP was created by Brenda Gaddi who happens to be the creator of FYBF. She’s also created 4 gorgeous kidlets. In case you’d like to know. Or maybe not. But we’ll share that info just the same.

3. Add your post URL to the linky. Please only link up one post.

4. Grab the funky FYBF button and post it on your sidebar. Help spread the blogfloggin love.

5. Visit the blogs of your fellow FYBF’ers and share the comment love.

6. Share some more comment love. It’s proven to make your wrinkles disappear…overnight. #truth


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Catherine Rodie Blagg @CoTaaB August 17, 2012 at 6:21 am

I was thinking of you all morning, so glad it went well. Maybe next year I’ll join in. I wanted to do it this year but have dodgy knees that don’t take kindly to jogging. I could always walk it :-)
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Shelley August 17, 2012 at 6:32 am

Well done! You only looked a little breathless after the 14km too! I’m in Melbourne but would love to come up one year to do it, looks amazing. x
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Tracey @ Bliss Amongst Chaos August 17, 2012 at 6:51 am

Wow Grace! How is it possible to look that good after running 14 kms??
Obviously you were a little bit puffed, but you didn’t even look like you’d broken a sweat!
My face would be a glowing tomato!!
Well done!
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Trish August 17, 2012 at 7:38 am

You looked sensational after 14kms . I think a team of bloggers each running for our favourite charity would be an awesome idea. We can dress up ; ) and pair up with a pace or walking partner and party at the finish line.
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Lara @ This Charming Mum August 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

Well done. I really admire anyone who challenges themselves physically – I spend so much time inside my own head instead of getting out there and pounding the pavement! Well done you for running AND blogging. Congrats.
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Rhianna August 17, 2012 at 7:56 am

Well done Grace (and Trish) (and all that took part really) I love the idea of a bloggers running group. Best I start saving to make it down there, mind you wouldn’t it be great if Brenda could change the dates of DPCON13 so that it was close to the city to surf so I only needed to save for one ticket down there ;0)
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Kirsty August 17, 2012 at 8:35 am

You look amazing after having done that! So proud both you and Trish for doing this! Love the idea of a bloggers running group! I’ve just started back running after a getting sick so looking forward to getting back into it!
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Ai Sakura August 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

Well done to you and Trish :) 14 km!! Woot!
It’s a great idea for FYBF bloggers to bond together then. If I’m in Aust, I’ll be there for sure.
Hope you’ve rested well this week.
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Bachelormum August 17, 2012 at 8:55 am

Haha! I have a few friends who have run it this year and it hasn’t urged me to enter at any time soon. My daughter saw her little mates medal for finishing though so may be I’ll cave in to pester power? Well done its a big run x
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Cathy August 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

Not only does the woman run 14kms – she vlogs in the midst of it! Super Woman!!! Congrats again on an amazing achievement!
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carmen August 17, 2012 at 9:33 am

You so rocked it Grace!! But we knew you would!
Now if only we could do a marathon on quad skates… ;) xxx
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Kelly @ HT and T August 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

Go Grace! Well done, you should be proud. A charity run next year sounds great, but unfortunately, I just don’t run!
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Sim August 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

Awesome effort, Grace. It’s something my husband and I really want to do together as a family, but we might have to wait until some of our smaller people are a little bit older.
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Jess August 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

One day I’m going to do one of these runs.
If I can stop hurting my feet for long enough!
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Salz August 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Well done Grace and Trish. You both did really good. :D


Lisa August 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Well done to you and Trish
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kelli August 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

good on you!!! I will exercise vicariously through you and Trish! LOL
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Zanni, heart mama August 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Well done you! Two good things in one. I miss running. But I felt happy reading and hearing about your run. X
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Marthese August 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Thank you for organizing this FYBF……I am not a runner, but I love walking.
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Julia Kuku Couture August 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm

wow ! congrats, I really want to o one of these runs
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Parental Parody August 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

You are super woman. I’d love to get back into running, but fear it would take at least 11 years to regain some degree of fitness and stamina. At least 11 years.
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Denyse Whelan Education Specialist August 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hi Grace,
Oh dear it would appear I’ve left my RUN too late….for any kind of C2S..but let me tell you a little story.
In the 1990s the City to Surf Primary School kids group was dominated by the Mt Druitt area Primary School where I was deputy. The teachers there used running, and getting fit as a terrific motivator for kids, and had a running club. Then the teachers, and the selected kids would do the city to surf. I was always so proud of the dedication of public school teachers who gave up afternoons and weekends to give these kids such an experience.
I was with you and Trish in spirit last week, and so glad you found each other in the crowd
Well done. Denyse x
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kirri August 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

Don’t play small Gracie. You did it. You ran. You took action. You helped a charity and supported friends. You rock!
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Nami August 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Lordy – you did look like you were going to pass out! Good for you – you did it. As for your recruiting, how ’bout I wait for you at the finish line with a gallon of water?
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