The original plan was to do the Okoroire Fun Ride today. It's a great event, great course, and I had some serious redemption to do after last year's disaster!
But I was sick earlier this week, busy at work (not big hours in comparison to my old job, but still pretty frantic) and I didn't want a repeat of last year's two-in-a-row while sick race debacle. So we decided to pull the plug, and get some good training instead. And we sure did!
After yesterday's "long" run, we decided to tackle the Maungatautari loop again. This loop makes up most of the Karapiro half ironman course and, in short, it's an absolute b*tch. None of the climbs are that bad, but some are pretty steep, and they gradually eat away at your legs until they're totally dead. The road is pretty lumpy in places, and there's sure to be a headwind somewhere. It's not all bad- there's a couple of places where you get to go nuts for a few k, it's pretty quiet (vehicle) traffic wise and it's pretty damn stunning!
I was pretty stuffed by the end (and STARVING, despite consuming a peanut butter and raisin sandwich during the ride, and oatmeal and peanut butter toast for breakfast), so we chilled for a little bit before we headed out. I ate some apple and yoghurt, and a few dates, and planned our meals (and BAKING) for the week. Then it was more house visiting, a sunny wander around Cambridge, and more errands (vege market and supermarket).
I baked this when we got home. It smells lovely! (it will be awhile before I try it, as we have another pudding planned... oops!) Now I'm blogging while Phil makes penne with savoury lentils (it's SOOOO good). Then we'll watch Family Guy, and go to bed- ready for another week of training and lawyering.
So, there you go! A weekend in the life of Hotpotato and husband.
Hope your weekends, whether exciting or ordinary, were equally fabulous!