Monday, November 14, 2016

Mont Rochelle

The day has been looming for months....when I agreed to this race it totally seemed doable but, alas, training got away from me.

This was, without doubt, the most challenging run I have ever done. 9kms up the Franschoek mountain and then a sharp, fast descent all the way down on very shaky legs.

There were tears. There was swearing. There was abuse. There was blaming. But I did it ....with the Hero by my side....quietly absorbing the hits and encouraging me in the darkest times.

Starry-eyed and unaware of the extreme challenge ahead.

Still able to appreciate the view (around 3kms)

One of the few runnable areas on the ascent

The climbs are getting real.

Beginning the descent and starting to feel my legs

All I am *actually* thinking is how fast I can get off that damn mountain. But, yeah, great view.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Watershed at Warwick

We almost did not make this outdoor music event. 

Our lives have been a bit chaotic and I just felt we should cool our jets and stay home for a bit.
Thank God The Hero managed to talk some sense into me .... 

Sunday morn saw us both diy-ing and doing kid/house stuff until about 1pm.

Feeling stoked with our domestic endeavours we  packed the car and headed to Warwick, leaving kids at home with plenty of food and promises to be home before bedtime.

We stopped for a quick bite along the way and arrived at Warwick around 3pm. What an incredible venue and a fabulous event. 

Left just after 6pm and snuck in dinner at Tigers Milk before I became edgy as it was getting late...Monday was looming I needed to get home!

But what an incredible afternoon - now safely stashed in the memory bank.

Good times always follow these two.

Getting my 'groupie' groove on with the band and the joke

Selfie time. You can never have too many.

The music was incredible, the company irreplaceable and the venue spectacular

These people add colour to my days.