Friday, October 01, 2010

Sun Clear Through to Next Thursday!

After work today I spent an hour wandering through the Botanical Gardens on a classic Wellington-on-a-good-day. The forecast is for sun and light winds clear through to Thursday, one day of rain, then several more days of sun. I have a ride with the Gearshifters tomorrow and then an 80k race round the Wairarapa on Sunday. I am a very, very happy girl. I will let these photos speak for themselves!

















As a footnote, in case you're still reading - I have had two great runs this week - intervals training round the trails of Mt Vic on Monday night, and nearly 9k up to Kelburn and back via Aro Valley on Wednesday night. I also did two and a half RPM classes on Tuesday night (I lost motivation to complete the second), and had a very very wet workout in Frank Kitts on Thursday morning. The jury is still out as to whether I'll be running a half marathon or a 10k next Sunday. I am undercooked, to borrow the phrase, for the half. Sanity will probably win the day.

8 comments:

Mike said...

Stunning!

Hope you're right about the weather

Kate said...

What's the half anyway??

I think you may have just crippled me with jealousy.. Mike better hope that Tauranga measures up!

Pip said...

It's the Wairarapa Country Half Marathon, which leaves from Masterton and, as the name would suggest, winds through the countryside in a loop. It was my first attempt at a half marathon some years ago now - got to the 10k drink stop, vomited everywhere and was made to pull out! There's a couple of reasonable hills and it's a very pretty course. As you say though, I know I can do a fast 10k, not so sure about 21!

I am, of course, sure Tauranga will be lovely. Nice part of the country ....

Dusty said...

Gorgeous! Will you take me here when I come visit you?

Dusty said...

Gorgeous! Will you take me here when I come visit you?

Pip said...

Absolutely Dusty, but I think I'm supposed to be visiting you first!

Sass said...

Argh, I'm still annoyed at myself that I didn't make it to any of the Spring Festival things, especially as we're practically living at the edge of the Gardens now!

Pip said...

I think it's the first time I've actually managed to see the tulips in bloom. They were rather pretty!