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!

Rā 154 Rātapu 4 o Pipiri

So I could post a photo of me running  the 3D Rotorua half marathon but I’ve already posted photos of me running and they’re all the same!  After the run we treated ourselves to the most amazing mudwrap at the Polynesian Spa, no photo of that either! So, my glass of wine on the coaster that was the finishing medal for the half marathon!

a glass of red wine on a glass coaster that says 3d Rotorua on it.

Rā 125 Rāhoroi 6 o Haratua

Certainly ready for the weekend but an early start to get out on the hills in preparation for next week’s half marathon!! 

16km up at the windfarm. Not really my ‘happy place’! Too much runnable up so no opportunities to walk! Good preparation for Abel Tasman though and a beautiful autumn day. 

I am always fascinated by the wind turbines – so majestic and synergy with the landscape.