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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2300 on: February 24, 2021, 07:23:50 am »
20 February

Made the trek to Hartbeespoort to catch up with a friend, and check out the Backyard Ultra: a running endurance race where you need to complete a 4mile lap within 1hr. At the start of each hour, you get up and do another lap. And so it continues until only one person is standing.
I think the winner did over 200km 😳


Not sure if you have seen this guy on Youtube, very inspiring in my opinion

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2301 on: February 24, 2021, 07:29:44 am »
20 February

Made the trek to Hartbeespoort to catch up with a friend, and check out the Backyard Ultra: a running endurance race where you need to complete a 4mile lap within 1hr. At the start of each hour, you get up and do another lap. And so it continues until only one person is standing.
I think the winner did over 200km 😳


Not sure if you have seen this guy on Youtube, very inspiring in my opinion


Hi Bergie,
I have yes. He is quite something and has some really good videos.
He also challenged himself to eating his bodyweight in tinned beans. It was something like several weeks where he only ate tinned beans. Certainly makes meal prep easier!  :pot:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2302 on: February 24, 2021, 11:53:44 am »
20 February

Made the trek to Hartbeespoort to catch up with a friend, and check out the Backyard Ultra: a running endurance race where you need to complete a 4mile lap within 1hr. At the start of each hour, you get up and do another lap. And so it continues until only one person is standing.
I think the winner did over 200km 😳


Not sure if you have seen this guy on Youtube, very inspiring in my opinion


Hi Bergie,
I have yes. He is quite something and has some really good videos.
He also challenged himself to eating his bodyweight in tinned beans. It was something like several weeks where he only ate tinned beans. Certainly makes meal prep easier!  :pot:

His propulsion in that time must have been next level :o
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2303 on: February 24, 2021, 12:53:04 pm »



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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2304 on: February 25, 2021, 03:23:34 pm »
Agree, ince out the door you have won!
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2305 on: February 25, 2021, 09:16:33 pm »
24 February

Baked oats are delicious. Firm, somewhat crisp top, but cake-like underneath. Yum.

Forced myself to walk today. I can feel I have been pushing a bit too hard, especially after last weekís craziness.
The cycle was quite fun though, and I kept a fairly decent pace.

So, as you may have figured out, I like a challenge. After summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2016, I learnt that the majority of things in life are mind over matter.

And the more I do, the more I push myself, the more I find myself wanting to push a little more.
So when I came across the Strada24, a mountain bike endurance event where you need to complete as many laps as possible in 6, 12, or 24hrs, I thought ďhey, why not?Ē

I had been watching a lot of videos on the Backyard Ultra, which is a running event where you need to complete 4miles on the hour every hour, until you canít. And a part of me started to wonder... could I do that?

Then the Strada came along and I decided it would not only be fun, but a good way to see if I have the mental toughness to do the same lap many, many (hopefully many, many) times.

So I found someone crazy enough to join me, and we have signed up for the 12hr.
Yes, I am not yet so insane that I will dive into a 24hr. Yet.

So how does one prepare to sit in the saddle for 12hrs? By getting as much saddle time as possible! Hence the increase in helmet time.

It does get challenging- some days I simply donít have time and OMAD gets priority. And with winter on the way, daylight hours are getting fewer.

But, where there is a will, there is a way! 💪🏻🚴🏼‍♀️🏔

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2306 on: February 26, 2021, 03:53:32 am »
You are, undeniably, completely mad  :eek7:





You go for it!!!  :ricky:  :thumleft:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2307 on: February 26, 2021, 06:51:36 am »
How do you make the baked oats?

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2308 on: February 26, 2021, 07:01:28 am »
How do you make the baked oats?

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2309 on: February 26, 2021, 10:35:33 am »
How do you make the baked oats?

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2310 on: February 26, 2021, 10:58:02 am »
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I am just a little insane  :ricky:

Propulsion on the bean diet must have been next level.  :eek7:

No, @Ri , those are "bubble over and make a mess in the microwave" oats!

Baked oats, many ways to make them.
I tend to combine methods.

Preheat oven to 180C
Get an oven-safe dish (if you want to make a big portion, you could use a glass dish. I tend to only make single-serving portions).

Mash a banana with a fork.
Add 40g (just under 1/2 cup) Jungle Oats
1/4 tsp baking powder
Dash of salt
Cinnamon to taste

Melt about 1tsp butter
Add to 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Mix with about 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup water. Less is more- you don't want it too runny

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.

Lob it in the oven for about 35min.

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Many variations.

https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/baked-oatmeal/#tasty-recipes-66530

And if you want regular, quick oats that are creamy...
40g oats, 1 mashed banana, water (about 3/4-1 cup)
Assemble the night before and nuke in microwave for about 2 minutes at 70-80% power. Leave overnight (in fridge or microwave).
The next morning, add about 3 tbsp milk, nuke for 1min-1.5min. Stir and enjoy

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2311 on: February 27, 2021, 02:26:52 am »
Extra early start today. I got to listen to all the birds of the neighbourhood. I find it fascinating how you can walk down a street and hearing nothing but nature, but once you turn the corner be accosted with the cacophony of noise that is highway traffic. At 5.30am.

Normally on days like this I get a lot done and feel like I have conquered the world by 10am.

Not this time. I got a lot done, but it didnít feel like it. It was so busy I only had breakfast at 1pm, and was ready for bed after that.

Priorities, when packing for a weekend with the bike: one small bag with clothes (blue one on the left) and all the rest was bicycle stuff 🤣

And driving a Fortuner around. A bit like a tank and a pain to park. But I realised itís the closest I have come to being able to look down on people for the first time in almost a year 😳

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2312 on: February 27, 2021, 02:34:36 am »
26 February

I think I accidentally hit Stop instead of Snooze today. But itís ok, I decided to only do a walk or run and skip the cycle, so I had time.

It was a run. In the rain. By 10am the sun was belting down and it looked like it was going to be a really great day.

Come 12:00, thunder, lightning, downpour, temperature plummeted. Power knocked out by the lightning. Twice. All that was missing was the sound of rain on a tin roof and the smell of wild sage- Botswana memories.

Then into the traffic. More rain. More traffic. And a spectacular sunset of reds, oranges, yellows, purples and greys. Complete with an incredible light show.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2313 on: March 19, 2021, 01:22:40 pm »
Sjoe, this thread is steadily dropping down the ranks, hey.

I haven't been in the mood to update. Or post, or read, or do much really.

There have been weeks of chaos, leave the house by 7am, home after 7pm. And weeks where I have bugger all to do.

Interviews keep getting postponed, or potential jobs expect me to put money in with no guarantee of a job afterwards.

I was told that I won't be able to fly a particular type of aircraft because I am a girl, and therefore not strong enough. That irked me.

I feel out of place. Disjointed. Lost.
Today I listened to Katy Perry's Firework. Like, really listened.

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin' in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing

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Yes. To all of the above.

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Do you know that there's still a chance for you?
'Cause there's a spark in you

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I have not come this far, to only have come this far.
I have a goal. I have a dream. An idea of where I want to be. I have this feeling deep down inside that I am destined for more than this. Whatever the heck this is. I KNOW it.
I can FEEL it.

But it is SO FRUSTRATING because I don't know how to get there.
I feel like climbing the walls, crawling out of my own skin.

I know what I want but I don't have the means or the know how to get there.

AND IT IS DRIVING ME INSANE!


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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2314 on: March 19, 2021, 01:51:37 pm »
Mate the mucho man that told you that is probably not worth working for as a start.
It is never easy and almost impossible to see the light while one is between contracts,  but yes that's right.
You are not jobless, you are just between contracts and that is a kak space to be in but you just need to get up every day and brieve and do whatever you can.
The door will open, maybe elsewhere and not for now in aviation but you got to dig deep and find that inner strength to keep afloat,  that inspiring strength you communicated to me which help to face the personal stom.
It will change, it always works out. Hang in there just a little while longer!
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2315 on: March 19, 2021, 03:39:32 pm »
Sjoe, this thread is steadily dropping down the ranks, hey.

I haven't been in the mood to update. Or post, or read, or do much really.

There have been weeks of chaos, leave the house by 7am, home after 7pm. And weeks where I have bugger all to do.

Interviews keep getting postponed, or potential jobs expect me to put money in with no guarantee of a job afterwards.3

I was told that I won't be able to fly a particular type of aircraft because I am a girl, and therefore not strong enough. That irked me.


I feel out of place. Disjointed. Lost.
Today I listened to Katy Perry's Firework. Like, really listened.

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin' in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing

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Yes. To all of the above.

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Do you know that there's still a chance for you?
'Cause there's a spark in you

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I have not come this far, to only have come this far.
I have a goal. I have a dream. An idea of where I want to be. I have this feeling deep down inside that I am destined for more than this. Whatever the heck this is. I KNOW it.
I can FEEL it.

But it is SO FRUSTRATING because I don't know how to get there.
I feel like climbing the walls, crawling out of my own skin.

I know what I want but I don't have the means or the know how to get there.

AND IT IS DRIVING ME INSANE!

To hell with the nay sayers, keep at it your chance will come along.

If I may ask, what type off plane was it?

What happend with your car, you all sorted?
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2316 on: March 19, 2021, 03:57:22 pm »
Sjoe, this thread is steadily dropping down the ranks, hey.

I haven't been in the mood to update. Or post, or read, or do much really.

There have been weeks of chaos, leave the house by 7am, home after 7pm. And weeks where I have bugger all to do.

Interviews keep getting postponed, or potential jobs expect me to put money in with no guarantee of a job afterwards.

I was told that I won't be able to fly a particular type of aircraft because I am a girl, and therefore not strong enough. That irked me.

I feel out of place. Disjointed. Lost.
Today I listened to Katy Perry's Firework. Like, really listened.

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin' in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing

---

Yes. To all of the above.

---

Do you know that there's still a chance for you?
'Cause there's a spark in you

---

I have not come this far, to only have come this far.
I have a goal. I have a dream. An idea of where I want to be. I have this feeling deep down inside that I am destined for more than this. Whatever the heck this is. I KNOW it.
I can FEEL it.

But it is SO FRUSTRATING because I don't know how to get there.
I feel like climbing the walls, crawling out of my own skin.

I know what I want but I don't have the means or the know how to get there.

AND IT IS DRIVING ME INSANE!

Yup.

Strongs. Hang in there. Because you are still in there. You haven't given up. And you won't.
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2317 on: March 21, 2021, 07:59:19 pm »
21 March

Chuffed with my run.

Amazing how there was a time when a 5km run was a non-event, but a 30km cycle was daunting. Now I look forward to my weekly 30km rides, and feel refreshed afterwards.
But a 5km run leaves me drained.

Perspective.

Like working on that painting. Hunched over for an hour, focusing on painting the correct numbers, slowly adding to the picture.

But it wasnít until I stepped back that I saw the big picture and realised just how much I had achieved.

Life, eh.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2318 on: March 22, 2021, 08:55:42 pm »
22 March

Caution: zebra x-ing.

I do like single-track.
And didnít think that after over 3 years in Botswana, Gauteng would be the place where I would get up close to zebra.
In Botswana they were often skittish and I never managed to get a good photo of them. But today it was one zebra traffic jam after another.
So cool!
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2319 on: March 23, 2021, 02:07:18 am »
Hang in there Heather  :thumleft:


you got this  :deal:

keep on keeping on, the day will come soon  :thumleft:
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