Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Hi dear friends... its been awhile ;)

You can tell when its full on training time for Taupo Cycle Challenge, time on the computer and at the sewing machine becomes a rarity and time on the bike becomes all consuming (along with going to the gym)...

All that said, training is going really well for Taupo - its only about 8 weeks away - eek - 160kms around the great lake. Gearshifters squad on a Saturday has kicked in and hills are the favourite training ground for the trainers to take us on... Am riding Sundays with the Cranks (a social group in Upper Hutt) or entering the fun rides. I've been training hard with a personal trainer focusing on strength training and refocusing the diet which is working a treat.

A little quilting is being done (not enough to show unfortunately) and a little hand-stitching is being worked, even picked up the knitting needles to make some more fingerless gloves as a belated birthday present (its still quite chilly here in the mornings).

I've found a couple of great blogs recently : Kitchen Maid has delicious recipes and Indiana June is a kiwi girl cycling around Europe at present with social media (Twitter, Facebook etc) followers selecting her next destination or activity (you too can participate and vote).

Hugs to all

1 comment:

Sandra said...

All that hard work will be worthwhile, once you have finished the big ride around Taupo, you can give yourself a reward - maybe a weekend away with your sewing machine???? Good on you =) xox