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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1500 on: February 22, 2020, 01:42:21 am »
Kwandwe... That sounds like the reserve between where i am based and grahamstown, is that the run way you can see from the main road about half way between Fort beaufort and grahamstown?

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1501 on: February 22, 2020, 10:10:27 am »
Kwandwe... That sounds like the reserve between where i am based and grahamstown, is that the run way you can see from the main road about half way between Fort beaufort and grahamstown?

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That’s the one!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1502 on: February 22, 2020, 10:11:56 am »
Oops, thought I posted this one last night.

21 February

Today I really needed my walk.
But I also really didn’t want to go. Like really.

But, when I drove into town to do errands, I saw the clouds building and decided to head up Mountain Drive for a stroll and to check out the view.

The weather rolled in faster than expected, and my stroll became a run. With thunder crashing above and lightning on the horizon. And boy was it worth it!

At first I thought the storm would cruise on by. I managed to get a few shots of a spectacular sky, with dark moody clouds and a bright orange sun.

And then it hit. Rain so hard the wipers couldn’t keep up. The road turned to a river within minutes. And there was even a bit of hail.

It was awesome!
I cautiously drove to the other side of town, and like the flick of a switch, was out of it. I was treated to a spectacular sunset, with twittering birds as company.

And I almost stayed at home...

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1503 on: February 22, 2020, 10:17:43 am »
I am based in Fort Beaufort...


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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1504 on: February 22, 2020, 10:22:49 am »
 :sip:
Life is hard - even harder if you are stupid.
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1505 on: February 22, 2020, 07:17:04 pm »
22 February

Pushed hard for a personal best at my 25th Parkrun today. And I achieved my goal!

It was a great, cool run in the drizzle.

Followed by an afternoon spent with friends on my first game drive since my Botswana days. 🥳

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1506 on: February 23, 2020, 03:59:33 am »
Amazing pictures as always, thanks Sardine!!
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1507 on: February 23, 2020, 10:56:47 am »
Good job little fish  :thumleft:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1508 on: February 23, 2020, 03:33:44 pm »
Amazing pictures as always, thanks Sardine!!

Ditto!
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1509 on: February 23, 2020, 09:04:18 pm »
23 February

A lekker weekend with friends.
A fun bicycle ride dodging puddles and doing sprints (I was not built for speed!). And a slow walk while catching up with family.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1510 on: February 24, 2020, 09:04:34 am »
24 February

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to walk or not. I was leaning towards leaving it for later, and that’s when I realised I needed to just get it done.

I wound my way around the Rhodes Campus, still free of students in cool, early morning air. It really was chilly. Winter might be a struggle.

Cup of coffee in hand, I started to feel better and enjoy my walk. Happy, once again, that I pushed through the “I don’t want to.”

I saw the “Life Cycle”, trees, some funky artwork, and realized my shocking blue shoes almost matched my coffee cup.

On my way back students had begun to surface and make their way to class. I stopped by the dining hall and listened to the clattering of cutlery and low murmur of sleepy voices, as I read the notice on meal times and rules: military-like.

Now, it is time to head to work.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1511 on: February 24, 2020, 11:52:37 am »
Keeping healthy....1km at a time  :peepwall:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1512 on: February 24, 2020, 01:43:59 pm »


Quote from: Sardine on Yesterday at 10:19:25 pm

@Thump, I can never get it to tag you...
Ja, nogals hot today. But wow, two days of no wind!



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@>>Thump°C Not impossible, just a bit more tedious :P

Us special okes are apparently tedious, LOL.

Sardine, those are some great pics, keep em coming
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1513 on: February 24, 2020, 04:42:28 pm »
Sardine, I've always enjoyed your flying photography, especially aerial shots of the local terrain here in the Eastern Cape, trying to figure out the dirt roads network.

But now I think - I hope - that I've picked up some further  inspiration from your exercise philosophy. When not doing a serious run or cycle, doing at least a mile or two each day.

Since giving up serious road running due to shift work making a proper training/eating/sleeping pattern impossible, I've become a self loathing slob despite trying to do power walking
(so boring walking the same old streets), and stationary biking in which I'm inclined to pedal myself to a state of total collapse and then next day tell myself that I need a day's rest, and then another......and another....and another....Doesn't work.

I think I must adopt your philosophy and do just a bit each day. Knowing that I'm not going to do a killer marathon session, perhaps I'll be less deterred and more inclined to do at least something.  All I need is to sacrifice about 15 minutes of forum time each day.

Oh, oh dammit, I might have known there was a reason it wouldn't work.  :xxbah:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1514 on: February 24, 2020, 07:20:46 pm »
Sardine, I've always enjoyed your flying photography, especially aerial shots of the local terrain here in the Eastern Cape, trying to figure out the dirt roads network.

But now I think - I hope - that I've picked up some further  inspiration from your exercise philosophy. When not doing a serious run or cycle, doing at least a mile or two each day.

Since giving up serious road running due to shift work making a proper training/eating/sleeping pattern impossible, I've become a self loathing slob despite trying to do power walking
(so boring walking the same old streets), and stationary biking in which I'm inclined to pedal myself to a state of total collapse and then next day tell myself that I need a day's rest, and then another......and another....and another....Doesn't work.

I think I must adopt your philosophy and do just a bit each day. Knowing that I'm not going to do a killer marathon session, perhaps I'll be less deterred and more inclined to do at least something.  All I need is to sacrifice about 15 minutes of forum time each day.

Oh, oh dammit, I might have known there was a reason it wouldn't work.  :xxbah:

Just do it Jim .. Like the idea too Sardine... Keep on inspiring us  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1515 on: February 25, 2020, 05:33:13 am »
Thank you, everyone.

@jaybiker , as Kunckles said, just get out there and do it.
I was also the type who would dive into things and do great for one day, then be so sore or tired (or injured) the next, and that would crush my motivation.

Quality and consistency over quality quantity :thumleft:

Come visit Grahamstown and I will drag you up the mountains here  :imaposer:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1516 on: February 25, 2020, 05:52:06 am »
Consistency is key. I walk every day.
Ja/Nee
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1517 on: February 25, 2020, 11:35:56 am »
Thank you, everyone.

@jaybiker , as Kunckles said, just get out there and do it.
I was also the type who would dive into things and do great for one day, then be so sore or tired (or injured) the next, and that would crush my motivation.

Quality and consistency over quality quantity   :thumleft:  you mean ?

Come visit Grahamstown and I will drag you up the mountains here  :imaposer:


 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1518 on: February 25, 2020, 07:15:28 pm »
Thank you, everyone.

@jaybiker , as Kunckles said, just get out there and do it.
I was also the type who would dive into things and do great for one day, then be so sore or tired (or injured) the next, and that would crush my motivation.

Quality and consistency over quality quantity   :thumleft:  you mean ?

Come visit Grahamstown and I will drag you up the mountains here  :imaposer:

And that is what happens when I write before 7am...
Thanks Kunckles  :thumleft:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1519 on: February 25, 2020, 07:16:44 pm »
25 February

Quite a productive day today. Managed to get a lot done before the heat hit. And I even managed to rest a little in preparation for my first time trial with the Albany Running Club.

A 4km route with a good mix of climbs and descents. I wasn’t too sure of the route so I stuck behind some runners... ag who am I kidding, they were stronger than me.

But I managed to pass them on the last hill, huffing like a freight train!

Nice change of scenery and a different feel to solo runs and Parkrun. :)