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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2120 on: October 19, 2020, 05:48:28 am »
Well done Heather!
You really have guts and you are an inspiration!!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #2121 on: October 19, 2020, 02:58:07 pm »
I can only echo what's previously been said....but well done!
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2122 on: October 24, 2020, 05:02:50 pm »
Another week down. Well, almost.

Temperatures have been on the rise. I love summer, but I still need to get used to how dry it gets in Gauteng.

Scorching today and I am not in the mood to study. I got to bounce around the sky in some updraughts, then after lunch I did some procrasti-baking (ice-cream, and breakfast for the next 4 days), and now, after trying to study, I figured that if I at least do an update, it will be productive procrastination.
So here we are.

Once again, I donít get to take many photos these days, so these are picture-less updates.

I was quite tender on Monday, post marathon. Stiff muscles but also sore ribs. Once moving I was fine, but if I sat too long then standing up was a bit eina 🤣

But each day I have felt better and more human. I have done walks only and no other exercise.

From this week I will start incorporating a bit of jogging and some strength workouts.

Rest? I donít know the meaning of it.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2123 on: October 24, 2020, 05:03:57 pm »
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2124 on: October 25, 2020, 08:34:39 pm »
25 October

Canít believe that I ran a marathon a week ago. Time flies.
Another end to another week.

Actually gave myself a bit of a break this weekend which was a really nice.

Hereís to the next week!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2125 on: October 26, 2020, 06:17:55 am »
26 October

Hello, Monday.

Feeling quite stiff today. Yesterday I re-started my strength program, so thatís probably why.

Despite wanting to stay in bed all morning, I only hit snooze once.
Really enjoyed my walk-jog. Easing into it with intervals of 30s jog, 1:30 walk. Each day I will add 10sec to the jogging and take 10sec off the walking.

I often feel like walking during a run is a sign of weakness. But itís actually a good way to build fitness and do bigger distances for longer. Funny how important mindset is.

Have a great week ☀️
 
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« Reply #2126 on: October 27, 2020, 08:00:26 pm »
27 October

I love the sound of thunder. The fact that the first rumbles hit only 10min before my alarm went off made for a convenient alarm clock.

Shorter run/walk today, but oh so pleasant. I saw one other person, and otherwise had the streets to myself.

I was expecting the roads to be chaos, but traffic was light and everyone behaved.

Lekker coffee and a great lunch. Far too much food. At least I have left overs for days. Literally days!

I need to invest in a lot more sunscreen. SPF50 is not cutting it.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2127 on: October 29, 2020, 10:18:18 am »
Pay day has come and gone. Do you have R10 to spare for the SPCA?

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« Reply #2128 on: October 29, 2020, 06:08:16 pm »
28 October

Walking Wednesday.
With workouts.

No cake though. This time.

I canít believe how expensive things have become. I went to a pilot shop. R500 for a shirt. R900 for a kneeboard. A headset that cost R4000 a few yearsí ago now costs R10 000.

Absolute madness!
Guess I will make do with my slightly off-white pilot shirts 🤣

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« Reply #2129 on: October 29, 2020, 06:09:41 pm »
29 October

Windy this morning, but fortunately the day wasnít as hot as yesterday.

Explored new streets, huffed and puffed my way through a Darebee workout (check them out, they have loads of cool stuff).

Then got stuck into admin. Aka, email companies to find out about work. Amazing how much you can get done when you dedicate yourself to a task. 42 companies contacted over the past 3 days.

And I have even had a couple of replies that arenít auto-generated! Even though the responses are ďsorry, not hiringĒ, it sure is better than silence!

Went for a short walk this evening to get the blood moving and get photos of the purple house.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2130 on: October 30, 2020, 01:36:53 am »
Damn, that purple house is LOUD!!!  :eek7:  :imaposer:
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« Reply #2131 on: October 30, 2020, 10:22:48 am »
Damn, that purple house is LOUD!!!  :eek7:  :imaposer:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2132 on: October 30, 2020, 10:26:37 pm »
Those garage doors take the cake! Or the curry?

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« Reply #2133 on: November 01, 2020, 02:36:34 pm »
30 October

Lotís of pretty planes at Wonderboom.
Had a quick look inside the SAPS hangar, with about 6 gleaming PC-6 Porterís lined up.

Driving around with the aircon on full-blast, and I still melted. I was reminded of the Botswana dry heat... and then when I went on Instagram I had a throwback to my Airvan days in Botswana.
That aircraft and I had love-hate relationship, but wow the views were epic!

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« Reply #2134 on: November 01, 2020, 02:47:27 pm »
31 October

I wanted to be on my way by 05:10 so that meant an extra early wake-up. Breakfast was wolfed down but I wound up short on time so I had to have a very brisk walk before leaving.

It was windy and quite cool on the river. I was worried I was going to get cold but it started to warm up nicely. We fished a few spots with not so much as a nibble, and eventually moved to an area that was less windy.

The excellent instruction I recieved before we set off eventually paid off when I caught my first bass. I managed to catch another not long after. I also had two good bites but they managed to get away. It was really nice to just chill out and chat and take in all of the incredible properties.

And zoom around the river at 60-80km/h. 😁

Lunch plans fell through- the restaurant had a limited menu, so only toasted sandwiches were available. Then they informed us that they didnít have bread 🤦🏼‍♀️ so after a colddrink we got back on the water. Content, I opted to sit back, drink coffee and read while M fished.

It was the first time in over a month where I have well and truly relaxed.
The fish still werenít that keen and clouds were building so we called it a day.

The drive back was a long one- a LP Gas truck had caught fire so they closed the highway. Traffic was a nightmare.

Good thing we left when we did as a big storm hit not long after.

Long day. Very sunburnt, but oh so chilled out 😎

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« Reply #2135 on: November 01, 2020, 03:58:28 pm »
1 November

Epic storm last night. It was still overcast, windy, and cool this morning. My sunburnt legs didnít like me but I pulled my running shoes on and set off anyway.

It was really chilly and everything was well and truly soaked. The first proper rain since I have been here 😊

Clearly the cool air hadnít woken me up as after my run I put cinnamon on my breakfast instead of in my tea. Which would have been okay, except I had an egg frittata for breakfast 🤦🏼‍♀️🤣🤷🏻‍♀️
Clearly I should have had coffee instead of tea.

My watch decided to delete Monday-Thursdayís activities, so I donít have an accurate record of my times. At least I have the distances from my OMAD logs. I will need to sync the watch every day now- this isnít the first time it has randomly erased data.

I decided to make chicken and waffles for lunch- I have been craving them since before I left the Cape. The first waffles flopped 🤦🏼‍♀️ tasted ok at least. Second one came out better. Breakfast for tomorrow!

And I also made cookies. They look alright and the batter tasted pretty good. ... ok, turns out theyíre super dry. Ah well, I will break them up and add them to yoghurt.
So many recipeís to try. So little time.

On Friday I gave in and bought new shirts. I didnít realise how bad my old ones looked until I put them side by side today... 🥴

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2136 on: November 01, 2020, 06:16:33 pm »
31 October

I wanted to be on my way by 05:10 so that meant an extra early wake-up. Breakfast was wolfed down but I wound up short on time so I had to have a very brisk walk before leaving.

It was windy and quite cool on the river. I was worried I was going to get cold but it started to warm up nicely. We fished a few spots with not so much as a nibble, and eventually moved to an area that was less windy.

The excellent instruction I recieved before we set off eventually paid off when I caught my first bass. I managed to catch another not long after. I also had two good bites but they managed to get away. It was really nice to just chill out and chat and take in all of the incredible properties.

And zoom around the river at 60-80km/h. 😁

Lunch plans fell through- the restaurant had a limited menu, so only toasted sandwiches were available. Then they informed us that they didnít have bread 🤦🏼‍♀️ so after a colddrink we got back on the water. Content, I opted to sit back, drink coffee and read while M fished.

It was the first time in over a month where I have well and truly relaxed.
The fish still werenít that keen and clouds were building so we called it a day.

The drive back was a long one- a LP Gas truck had caught fire so they closed the highway. Traffic was a nightmare.

Good thing we left when we did as a big storm hit not long after.

Long day. Very sunburnt, but oh so chilled out 😎

A bad day on the water (is there such a thing?) still beats a great day working  :biggrin:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2137 on: November 06, 2020, 07:26:38 am »
Post some pics of the fish?
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« Reply #2138 on: November 09, 2020, 05:43:58 am »
Ok, I need to get back into daily OMAD updates. Here are a whole bunch. What a week! Long days, often up just after 4am. And lots of aviation! It feels good to be getting back into the aviation world.

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« Reply #2139 on: November 09, 2020, 05:45:04 am »
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