Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
As we got home I wasn't in the mood to do the 1hr run and it was suppose to be a Brick session. I just didn't feel like running an hour after I stopped cycling.
I also emailed my coach and asked her to reschedule my bike training this coming week or at least for the next two days as I don't know how long I'll be without a bike. I do have the mountain bike and will use that in the mean time, but no powertap workouts soon.
On a positive note I received my contact lenses from my new Optometrist and they are just great, Yesterday I had to double check/feel a few times as I couldn't even feel them in my eyes. Thanks Russell, amazing what a pleasure it is to have contacts when you have someone knowing what they do, helping you.
For those who can remember Russell is my friend who me and DJ delivered the VW Bus to in Upington about two months ago. He's an optometrist by trade and also an excellent Ironman athlete.
The best part for me is that he is more than a 1000km away from us but looking at the measurements they took of my eyes, he immediately noticed that the calculations were wrong when the previous optometrist ordered my lenses.
I will wear these lenses for a week or so and if they still feel as great as this weekend I will get him to order me some more.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
They even blocked the road the next day and Kim and some other lady employees had to move the big dustbin to clear the entrance to go home. On Friday it was just too dangerous and she left at about 10am. It is amazing how most of these people are striking for a 1% difference in salary increase between what they were offered and their demand but they've lost more pay due to the "no work, no pay" policy.
This coming week the teachers are going on strike and they declared the school closed for the week. DJ's so upset about this as they had to cancel their Revue performance which was suppose to be this coming week and also the provincial hockey trials where she's been invited to for trials.
Below is the route I ran at Sun City. If you click on the Satelite icon you get a good idea of what the golf course look like.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Just had to add this picture. As I arrived home Tuesday night I was having a beer and chatting to Kim while watching TV(in bed) and Eddy was just harassing me to grab the beer from me. Eventually when I finished the beer I gave the bottle to him and he was having a ball. My kind of dog.
OK, that's it, off to dinner and some more food and drinks. haha
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Kim with her nieces son who also visited
While they were visiting her sister I fitted the gate motor that was repaired and also did my run session. I couldn't get the remotes coded and had to postpone it to today. I always struggle with those damn things.
The school hall looking great at the Mother/Daughter day
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I teased Kim and said I am going skating after lunch but the remarks and looks I got wasn't funny and I understand why.
It's been more than 8 months since my mishap and I still have no feeling to part of my face. During my visit to the ER that day the doctor did explain to me, after I asked him about the side of my face being numb, that it's the nerves that got damaged and it will take up to 6 months for the feeling to come back.
The feeling to most of the left side of my face did come back but a small part of my lip is still numb and if I touch it my nose starts to itch. I guess I must go and see a doctor but I already know the answer. "The feeling might come back after some months or it might never come back".
It's not really bothering me apart from the odd occasion when I touch my lip and my nose start itching.
Training's been good so far this week apart from my left hamstring cramping during Thursday's bike session. It was another Steady State interval session but this time it was 3x20 minutes instead of 3x15 minutes. The first two was spot on but during the last one I cramped and tried easy pedalling before going again but with no luck.
I had no choice but to abandon the session. Good thing it happened during last interval as I could still manage a good 1h14 session covering 42.5km. Luckily during today's run the hamstring was fine but the real test will be tomorrow during my brick session which will include another 2x20minute SS intervals.
Run: 1h10, 15.2km including 2x5km tempo run during main interval.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday and Sunday it was just dance from the morning to the evening and DJ did very well. She's a bit disappointed but I am happy. I must say I think she set herself very high standards even at her age.
As I saw it happened, I just knew it when I looked at the car, they had no insurance and also had no money to pay for the damages. Even the license on the car has expired.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
My sister, which I did mention, who I haven't seen this year came to visit us. The timing was perfect and they arrived just as I got back from the dealership on Saturday. We started the BBQ in the afternoon and it carried on late into the night. My sister even gave me a "Big 40" badge together with my present and I wore it all night, haha
Shaun, my brother in law, who can really make good food made me some Chicken Gizzards as a starter before the BBQ. He showed me how to make it his way if I want to do it myself next time. One thing I miss and I know it sounds bad, is he stopped drinking end of last year.
Shaun, me and Gerhard
Not that we are alcoholics but he was good fun when he still had a drink or two and it is not like the old times, having a few beers together. But I am glad for him.
After dinner I got this bright idea to "pop" in our Wedding video of sixteen years ago. Don't know how it started but I think it was when we talked about my younger sister's wedding plans and I wanted to show DJ our wedding.
Eddy, part of the party
Funny but we've never showed her our wedding video. Well it was one funny video, had a real good laugh, especially DJ, at all the people and especially at all the hair styles and I also realized how old I'm getting when I see children running around in the video and now they are married with children.
With Shaun being back into road running after a long "down time" I promised that we will visit them soon and we can do a road race together. At least that way it won't take seven months to see my sister again.
This morning my sister and Shaun left at about 12pm after we had a late breakfast and then it was time for my brick session. Something I wasn't looking forward too, especially on a Sunday afternoon but I had to do it.
It was one of those weekends where I just didn't want it to end and I wouldn't have mind to have them for another day or two but time just flew by and before I realized they had to drive back the Polokwane, about a 3 hour drive. See you soon Sis!!!