“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Departure day

I'm leaving on a jet plane......

Yesterday it was 10.8 degrees C in the room where I train on the ergo.
Today ain't much better.

For the past 2 days I've been very tired..a sore throat and husky voice today tell me why, which is not the best way to start off on a plane trip.

Whatever..it is what it is and it's a no- brainer .....I'll either shake it off or will get worse.  My fingers are firmly crossed for the former and also that  UK weather will be alot warmer.

I'm grateful not to be travelling with BA with their schedule upheaval  but expect looooong delays at the border crossing into UK.

Image result for emirates planeSo Paris here I come!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Final week in Aus..and the forecast is rain rain rain

I'm starting to have nightmares about   the Sportful Dolomiti gran fondo which  I'll be riding on June 18th, in just a few weeks time. 

As an old lady I'm only allowed to do the shorter (!) ride of 133.8km and a squillion,000 m of  climbing ..last year I took >6 hours which included 2 punctures..I'm hoping to do something similar this year but without the punctures!   

to add insult to injury the final 400m is technical, on cobbles and with a 150m very nasty heave  up to the finish line....

so I've started once again to ride the  climbs around where I live and this is what I saw on the way to the top of one the other day

only in Aus!