Summertime and the livin' is easy

Friday, January 02, 2015 23:01 Posted by Leo Saumure

Day 2 of Training

Today was the second day of training, and we did a 30 minute run at an easy pace. We started off at Kate Mansfield park, went to the Botanic Gardens, and then down to the waterfront (see map below). The run felt pretty good to the both of us, and we were hoping to actually keep going, but we've got a long run scheduled for tomorrow.


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After the run today, we wanted to take full advantage of the fabulous weather, and went to Waikanae to go on a hike we've been itching to try for a while, called the Parata trail. Apparently, on a clear day, you can see all the way to Mount Taranaki. Although it wasn't that clear, we did get some great vistas (see below).




The hike itself is just a little under 2 KM, but it is 500 metres up. We thought we were doing pretty well up the hike, going at a good pace and working up a sweat, when at about the 3/4 mark, we were passed by a runner going up the hill. That in itself was pretty impressive, but it was made even more impressive by the fact that she didn't seem winded...at all!

After getting back home, and taking a quick cat nap, we had a four hour long Skype call with our friends Shauna and Jason! Four hours! It was really great hearing from them again, and we should try as often as possible to remain in contact.

The late running call pushed back our dinner to about 10:30 p.m. Luckily, it was the leftover Maki we had made yesterday, so it was simply a matter of putting the dishes on the table, and scooping out the selections onto the Nori. Acutally, now that I think of it, Kristie had made a bit more sushi rice earlier today to ensure we had enough for the meal.

Before eating however, we had to go to the store to pick up more soy sauce, because...well, because sushi! And as we weren't home for a large part of the day, and when we were, we weren't very dog-focused; we took the dogs for a quick walk on the waterfront before heading back home to make our dinner.

All-in-all, a spectacular day!

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