Smart cyclists start doing hills, but I hate hills, so I started running. I have made Wednesday my mid-week running day by getting a drive to work and running 5.2 kms home. That way I cannot avoid it, and with one run firmly planted in the week I hope I will be motivated to do two more somewhere. Haven't got that bedded down yet, but I am optimistic.
|here I realize there are two people wearing cycling kit. guess who.|
We are used to a Sunday race day, so with road season well over it seemed like a good idea to do a Duathlon for some running motivation, and a ride thrown in. We got up very early and rode out to the dam for the race start. We were the only people who rode, which I thought was weird. We were also the only cyclists running, which means we dressed funny by runners standards. Well whatever. I figured if I wore my tribal kit I would be motivated to not let the side down, and it helped.
|Yay! It is over, this really sucked!|
And now some pictures! I still take a photo every day, but if I don't get it posted the moment seems to pass. Rantwick has been begging for autumn foliage photos, but it is too late here for the end of winter leaf drop which is similar, so instead I have shots of early summer blooms.
Jacaranda at the Uni. They do much better in the sub-tropics
I adore Poinciana, they scream Christmas season to me now. Beats snow! This is the home stretch to the dam, I use the road but there is a bike/walkway too. We have it good here for the most part.
These make a great cut flower too.
Finally, at home a tomato that sprouted unbidden before we left for a month of the dry season is so impressive that it has gotten a bit of love. Few bike tubes get wasted when you have a big garden. You can see how poor and dry the soil is, and this thing is just powering along. I have a few fruit set aside for seed, this is a keeper. The tomatoes in my pampered veggie patch were an epic fail.