I'm Getting Slack
Rain - rest - distance: Nil
Walking distance: 20 metres from table in canteen to the couch in the TV room, 1 hour afternoon siesta
Bike Ride: Distance: 16.7 km in 65' 18"
Run: Distance: 5.75 km in 30' 54" ant 5' 23" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp about 20 degrees, wind calm
Only Earth Tremor and myself set out at the usual time for our bike ride. Previous fearless ( now fearful ) leader and Tinkerbell went for a woosey flat ride around the lake, down to Pine Is, then headed to a coffee shop to join the latte set. Talk about soft.
We saw smoke on the horizon as we left the depot, so headed towards Oxley to find the firies burning off some long grass prior to the bush fire season. Or more likely, prior to the school holidays. The firies had it all under control, so we left them and rode towards Erindale planning to get on to Bugden Ave and find a trail that ET likes. Many an up hill later we found the track, a tiny, rocky, narrow track, technical, scarey ( for me) but basically good fun. Exit at Karralika, then through MacArthur towards Fadden Pines.
Stop!! Gentle down hill, slopes away to the right, ET in front and just out of sight. I go slowly down this hill, front wheel slides away, back follows, bike goes down so I just jump off in mid air. Looked good at the time, landing on my feet, not a scratch, not really doing a CJ, as I didn't hit the ground, only the bike did.
Down past Fadden Pines on Isabella Dr back to depot. A good ride just two of us, plenty of chatter, mainly about those who didn't turn up.
A bite to eat, then a short run down to the river and back. Nice easy day, getting over a touch of a cold I picked up earlier in the week. Thanks to ET for his company.
Today, Friday, it rained all day, so with no one at home all day, I stayed at work. Grazed all day, slowly emptying the contents of the esky. Watched the news on TV, then turned out the lights in the TV room, closed the blinds and caught up on hour's lost sleep while the golf was on. Even a few minutes makes you feel much more alive to get through the rest of the day.
Saturday morning run, couple of times over Mt Ainslie with a few other hills thrown in, should be fun. Hopefully the rain will have stopped by 7:30 am. Big doubts on CJ attendance, she can tell the story in her own time.
The weather for Coast to Kozi sounds terrible, if it has rained here all day, then the Snowys would be cold and awful. Thredbo going for top temp of only 11 degrees on Sat. Good luck to them, that will be me next year!!