Friday, 29 November 2013

The time only comes once a year!


30 days has September, April, June and November…right? I am not sure where they have all gone but December is now at our door step.  November consisted of soaking up too much sunshine, finding delicious cafes, catching up with what feels like long lost friends,  spending some extra hours lying around in bed and doing some things for myself aka the most dreaded dentist.  I have learnt to make the most of the time off as “reality” comes hunting you down way too quick. Back up in the clouds, I am soaking up the minimal oxygen up in Falls Creek once again to start the year. It’s a beautiful place up here, quiet and easy to revert back to fundamental basics which are important for this time of year.

 

I don’t get much time to explore Sydney but every year Bondi puts on the Sculptures by the Sea. It’s a free exhibition set up along the beaches from Tamarama to Bondi with a new thought process every year. You can get alittle crazy with it by bending down and doing what some of the sculptures are doing. I don’t rate my flexibility so I left that for everyone else aka my dad.



If you asked me 3 years ago when I first started if I would ride a mountain bike, you would have got a blank “no “. It has grown on me over the years and something that I always wanted to try. I had fun exploring the Blue Mountains, down south at Wingello State forest and some trails around at home. I did have one embarrassing stack, miss judging the width of my handlebars and hit both trees. Nevertheless I was in the bushes on the side of the track. Learnt my lesson.  I loved single track, gaining some good skills especially when the rain came pouring down. I think I still have sore wrists from the first time I went downhill, grabbing onto the handlebars so tight. It could also be from my multiple attempts to master handstands and cartwheels. Wouldn’t say the circus would want me anytime soon. It was something different to the normal road riding we do throughout the season and something I will sure do in the off season next year.




 
Nothing beats a good selfie but I got to play around with the camera a bit showing off what I do for 300 or so days of the year. Some awesome underwater videos and photos with some also of me riding and running. What I wear, what bike I ride and what shoes I run in wouldn’t be possible without my sponsor so it is always great showing them off. Thanks to SportsCrafters for the new set of rollers that have already come to good use starting back into training and up here in Falls Creek. Abit of a shock to the system was testing at NSWIS before heading up to Falls Creek. After a few weeks off and just some easy jogs around the estate, testing always bites you in the bum. No expectations, but just from the treadmill to try and get the legs up to speed with it. It seems to always win..

 

 

Before heading up to Falls Creek, I got invited to go to Macarthur Triathlon Presentation night.  A busy night with lots of awards but the sight of exciting futures for the juniors of the club. Emma Carney had very inspirational talk and not too much has changed from what I do now. I got put on the spot with a few questions but I don’t mind speaking to a crowd. ( Hope I answered them alright ha)
 

I am looking forward to December with most of it spent up here in Falls Creek. Then it is home to lose some wisdom, turn 21, spend Christmas with the family and finish the year for New Years in New Zealand. J







 

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