Had to drive out early to Piopio for work this morning. So knocked off early to go for a (very laboured) run with tired legs late this afternoon at Kaniwhaniwha. Spent a very pleasant 10 minutes sitting in the river cooling off afterwards. Found a skeleton leaf under the water.
Back to work…no photos today but ribs are feeling more sore as bruising comes out! Here’s proof that I was there!
The morning after the day before! A lazy start, leisurely breakfast, coffee on the beach, fly home!
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!
It was a beautiful winter day out there today. Clear blue sky but bloody freezing! Coffee this morning and a run this afternoon out at Lake Ngaroto. My fastest 5km so far so pretty pleased.
21km up, down and round Kakepuku. Last 5km were pretty brutal on my hip and it was maybe not the best plan after a gal on Friday… But, hey, we do these things! The view was better than last time.
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!
Aonghas played in his first U18 Waikato game today at the Tri-series in Rotorua. I didn’t get a good photo though. I went for a run and a swim between games – bit chilly but Lake Tikitapu is stunning so had to share this one!
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.
Evening walk up Pukemokemoke. Great to get out.