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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2240 on: January 12, 2021, 11:32:19 pm »
Sadine you are seriously fit now, when is the next marathon?

That one-pan dish looks healthy and lekker  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2241 on: January 13, 2021, 07:20:08 pm »
12 January

I find myself struggling to improve on the training side. Which makes me frustrated and creates stress and probably contributes to the lack of good sleep.
So, I have decided not to so the speed repeats training session this week, and rather rest up for Saturday, which is a 17km long ďeasyĒ run.
I am aiming for a pace of about 8km/h, and have asked a friend to pace me by cycling next to me.
Now, I use my running as a way to have me-time. So asking for company is a big deal. But, I have a feeling I might just enjoy it.

More power issues. Apparently ďcable faultsĒ. Cable faults, or cable thefts?

Apart from the noise, I had fun helping to look after two kids. Plenty of board games, colouring in, and puzzles.

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« Reply #2242 on: January 13, 2021, 07:29:26 pm »
13 January

Hopefully by cutting out the speed repeats this week, I will be better rested and ready to tackle next week.

And I came across a really cool event... it started in the States, and is an endurance race of epic proportions. You need to run a 4 mile loop within an hour. Starting on the hour. Every hour. Until the last person standing gives up.

I followed it last year. And, it has come to South Africa!
The first event is in February, so I wonít make it.
And I hope to do a cycling endurance race in May. But after that, I might just see how many times I can do a 4mile loop. 😀

So Tom, thereís your answer! 😅
And thank you! Itís also really easy to make.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2243 on: January 13, 2021, 08:08:24 pm »
Life is a journey,  not a competition 🥰
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2244 on: January 14, 2021, 02:41:12 am »
Thanks for keeping us updated Heather.

A question? I saw on News24 that an Alo 2 crashed in the Crocodile river. There are very few of them around, was it the one you posted pics pf a few weeks ago?

Any news on the pilot?
Young enough to know I can, old enough to know I shouldn't, stupid enough to do it anyway.
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2245 on: January 14, 2021, 08:06:17 am »
Thanks for keeping us updated Heather.

A question? I saw on News24 that an Alo 2 crashed in the Crocodile river. There are very few of them around, was it the one you posted pics pf a few weeks ago?

Any news on the pilot?

Gary the ambulance service in Brits did the call, and they have a post on their fb page
H.E.M.S - I saw it since I liked their page and it comes up in the news feed.
I don't have any other info though.
 
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« Reply #2246 on: January 14, 2021, 10:49:47 am »
@Tom van Brits ,so true!

@Mr. Zog, fortunately it wasn't the one I have been flying in.
But still sad, obviously.
I haven't been following the news on the crash, but I believe the pilot and one pax survived. The other pax didn't make it  :'(
 
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« Reply #2247 on: January 17, 2021, 11:27:37 am »
14 January

Despite many early mornings, I almost always feel better when I get up early, than when I veg and sleep that extra 30-60 minutes.

I put my phone on the other side of the room so I have to get ip to switch off the alarm. And I find that if I stay up and moving, then after 5 minutes the groggy ďI really just want to climb back into bedĒ feeling goes away and I am ready to take on the day.

Just a short walk this morning. But great nonetheless.

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« Reply #2248 on: January 17, 2021, 11:28:35 am »
15 January

It was great to explore new roads, and it also inspired me to change my plan for tomorrowís long run.

Rather than getting up even earlier than normal and going to the Cradle for an out-and-back route with no shade, I would keep it local.

Pancakes for breakfast.
Admin for brunch.
A walk to the local bike shop for a really delicious coffee. And they have a little library. That book had me hooked after two pages and it took a lot for me to leave it there.

The first line spoke to me. He describes how people can be in exactly the same situation, but the outcome will depend on their attitude.
It is so true.

Load shedding in the afternoon, so I picked up my book and read.
Thankfully I could still make coffee using a little gas burner.

And to finish off the day, a delicious chicken braai.

Game face on. Tomorrow is a big run.

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« Reply #2249 on: January 17, 2021, 11:38:34 am »
16 January

There was a rain shower in the early hours of the morning. Fortunately it was short and sweet, enough to clean the grime from the world.

It was a beautiful day, no wind and not too hot. But I was still glad I decided to run a local route: more shade and variety.

Normally I run alone, but it was nice to have someone cycle alongside. From reminders to drink water to chatter to distract from the tiredness. But the biggest plus was not having to worry about the route: I could focus on running.

Body felt pretty good, just the niggly shoulder which meant that I would start hunching and tensing my upper back.
I also didnít eat enough and started to lose steam towards the end.

But, my goal was to average 07:30min/km, and I bettered that, so I am happy.

Come 09:30 we were done and had the whole day ahead. After a homemade recovery milkshake and a brunch of homemade chicken mayo on cheese rolls (omg, havenít had a cheese roll in ages!), I veg-ged.

Late afternoon drive and ice cream - found a house that looked a bit like a castle.
And to end the day, a delicious steak on the braai for dinner. Ja nee, lekker.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2250 on: January 17, 2021, 11:42:30 am »
Nice going @Sardine

I missed it somewhere, where are you working now? Shaw the pic's you took and looked like Springs Airfield, my plane is currently there until it's resto is done.

Edit: look again and not Springs, Brakpan airfield and Rob's allo, Lekker!
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« Reply #2251 on: January 17, 2021, 03:45:02 pm »
Hi @Bikerboer1973 ,

Unfortunately I am still unemployed. Going on 10 months since the last time I flew as a commercial pilot ☹️

Ja, it was Brakpan.

Maybe we need to organise a get together with the Dogs?
 
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« Reply #2252 on: January 17, 2021, 07:48:36 pm »
17 January

What a beautiful day.
And it started with a walk at 5am. I havenít done one of those in a while, and I was treated to the peace and quiet of a vibrant sunrise.

Itís the little things...

The rest of the day was pretty lazy, apart from a post-breakfast cycle to try and get the muscles to loosen up.
Shoulder is feeling a little better, but the quads are a bit tender.

However, I am keen to start another week.
I canít believe we are already halfway through January!
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2253 on: January 17, 2021, 08:29:21 pm »
16 January

There was a rain shower in the early hours of the morning. Fortunately it was short and sweet, enough to clean the grime from the world.

It was a beautiful day, no wind and not too hot. But I was still glad I decided to run a local route: more shade and variety.

Normally I run alone, but it was nice to have someone cycle alongside. From reminders to drink water to chatter to distract from the tiredness. But the biggest plus was not having to worry about the route: I could focus on running.

Body felt pretty good, just the niggly shoulder which meant that I would start hunching and tensing my upper back.
I also didnít eat enough and started to lose steam towards the end.

But, my goal was to average 07:30min/km, and I bettered that, so I am happy.

Come 09:30 we were done and had the whole day ahead. After a homemade recovery milkshake and a brunch of homemade chicken mayo on cheese rolls (omg, havenít had a cheese roll in ages!), I veg-ged.

Late afternoon drive and ice cream - found a house that looked a bit like a castle.
And to end the day, a delicious steak on the braai for dinner. Ja nee, lekker.


Well done Sardine!!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #2254 on: January 19, 2021, 08:04:53 pm »
18 January

Yup, itís going to be a no-run week.

Also, the mozzies are mutating. I got bitten 5 times in as many minutes. Through my tshirt!

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« Reply #2255 on: January 19, 2021, 08:08:00 pm »
19 January

Muffins were yum and despite the cold the day was quite lekker.

Did some admin, played board games, worked on my latest picture in my colouring book. And got nailed by the mozzies. Again. After applying two different types of repellant!

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« Reply #2256 on: January 22, 2021, 12:47:13 pm »
20 January

Lots of errands to do today.
Including heading to the Mall of the South in search of a book.

Decided to leave blood donation for last (originally planned on going first).
I didnít get the book I wanted, but decided to do some adulting and get a daily planner. Why I have waited this long to get one, I donít know!

Then I went in search of pears. Forelle pears to be exact. Seems they are out of season. Que grumpy mode.

And my desire to go into town to donate blood was dwindling.
But, as I walked out of Woolworths, there in front of me was a SANBS stand.

Yay!

So I donated half a litre, then treated myself to a cup of coffee.

Day-well-spent 😊

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« Reply #2257 on: January 22, 2021, 08:13:23 pm »
21 January

Are these cool mornings a sign of what is to come... I need to make the birds and move from summer to summer.

There wasnít power. Yup, again. So I took a mid-morning cycle to the shops, the long way around. Always lekker to be on the bicycle.

Fortunately by the time I got home the power was back, so I got some admin done and then prepped dinner.

I enjoy cooking, and the ostrich and beef mince mix, while rich, was delicious.

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« Reply #2258 on: January 25, 2021, 04:09:10 pm »
22 January

And a puzzle made from my own photos!

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« Reply #2259 on: January 25, 2021, 04:11:52 pm »
23 January

After not running this week I decided to do a longer, slow run.
Fortunately it was a cool-ish morning without wind- I normally try run at 6am but this was at 7am and that hour makes a difference with the heat!

I explored a few new streets and enjoyed myself.
Then, party time! 8 year oldís birthday party. So. Much. Sugar.

Zinnnnngggg!