Sunday 25 June 2017

Not the Ju-Ju Hounds

Lunar (not dancing to Izzy Stradlin' and the Ju Ju Hounds)
Started this week with a run in the wonderful sun. We've had great weather for a while now and lets hope it continues for a spell. Only ran a 5k trek cross country style which was my only run this week.

Completed 2 work and back commutes on my bike this week. The gears have started to slip just a little and maybe require a tighten but I'm not completely sure what to tighten. New 'hub gears' and all... The 2 days I cycled were still warm but much cooler than of late. On my last commute I picked up my new tent from the Post Office.
My new tent is further prep for my pending coast to coast adventure. This one is much lighter and more spacious than my Gelert solo, which I still consider to be rather good. I'm hoping I'll be brave enough to wild camp solo one time, but just for testers, I camped solo in the back garden. My sleep was on and off all night but I was pleased with the tent. If anyone knows why or what the 2 velcro strips are for on the tent door of a Terra Nova Laser Competition 1, please let me know - there doesn't appear to be velcro tabs elsewhere. My first real camp will be one day next month all being well.
Juliana Buhring
Talking of adventure... I read the wonderful book about Juliana's record breaking trip of her cycle around the world. She had even signed my copy of her book. How cool is that?! Her book was read within a week. Now with that book finished, I have ordered her first book for another read (about her time growing up in a cult rather than cycling across the world).
My 'training' for the week was completed with an open water swim at Ragley Lake. The rip in my wetsuit had re-opened from where I superglued it a few weeks back. Menace. Swim itself was ok though. Wow, finished the week with taking part in all 3 triathlon disciplines.

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