Rā 285 Rāhoroi 14 o Whiringa-ā-nuku

My big day has arrived! Not as prepared as I wanted to be after 4 weeks of being crook with a cough and cold then a heavy week at conference. No training for the last 2 weeks and fairly minimal before that but it is what it is! Dig deep, do your best. I’m here. Took a huge tumble about 10km from home, slammed my ribs and winded myself pretty badly. What do you do? Pick yourself up, brush yourself off and carry on! So I did. Glad it was only 33km and not the 36km advertised! Done! Made sure I stopped often enough to enjoy the scenery. Pick of the day….has to be the weka that walked in front of me!