But when you are going the reverse direction that cyclist are generally going you get really really sick of saying hi to every passing cyclist.
Did the figure 8 this morning. Well there are a few versions to the figure 8 but mine goes dyers – kiwi – govenors-gebbies-coopers-kiwi – Govenors- lytellton – Evans – Mt pleasant – kiwi – dyers. I have to say it is one of my favorite routes now. I did this route about 3 weeks ago and it was much easier today. One of the things I like about it is you doing have to do the bitches in reverse. I will honestly do Coopers twice over if it means that I don’t have to do the Bitches. Its quite a good motivation when you are half way up Coopers – “Well if you turn around now you’ll have to go over the bitches to get back”. I do like doing a long climb, much much more than smaller sharper climbs. You get to sit back, get a rhythm and just keep going. probably why I like this route so much. The climbs gebbies -coopers and evans -mt Pleasant are the longest climbs around so you get a good chance to get that rhythm going.
Having said that half way up to Mt Pleasant I was starting to get a bit over it and almost convinced myself to descend. But I talked myself out of that and continued along the summit and saw the Kiwi for the third time today.
A boob tube and running?
Ok this has to worse than Anitas running undies. Honestly as I was going up Mt Pleasant there was a chick running down in a boob tube. How the how does that support anything?? Ok so she wasn’t that big, but still there was a fair amount of jiggling… that has to be one of the bizarre things I have seen.
Did my good dead for the day
I started my run off the bike, and started to run around Criten Tce. It takes me past a path to the Playground. There was a kid around the corner.
“hi” he say’s
“Hi” I say back and almost continue on
“I sneaked out of the gate of the playground”
“Uhhh it might be a good idea if you go back”
“I think the lady knows I left”
“Did she say that you were allowed to leave?”
“I think she knows I had”
“Do you think that it might be better if you go back. Even if she does know, I am sure the playground is more interesting then the road”
So I accompany him back and make sure he is safely on the other side of the gate to the playground.
The run went much better than last time. It didn’t hurt anywhere as much, of course the bike hadn’t been so long or tough. But that made me feel a lot better about running of the bike
Ugggh going to get ice cream headache
So after an order from Jo to get into the open water, earlier this week, meant that rain or shine I was going to get into the icy water and try and swim. I wasn’t looking forward to it all that much. Nades and Geoff’s brother Rodger (oh I hope its Rodger, I am hopeless at remembering names)joined me for the first dip of the season.
It wasn’t all that bad. Though after swimming for a bit did make my face feel remarkably numb. We didn’t swim all that far, spent most of our time just lying there in the water. But it does mean I am now prepared for a proper swim session next week.