|Potato fritatta, tomatos, avocados, bread...just a normal (amazingly delicious) breakfast around here|
Of course, I'm still easing (slowly) back into training and my fitness is, well, pretty much completely gone, but I can't really think of a better scenario for getting started again than what I've got here. I'm trying, for now, to keep the swim-bike-run stuff as low-key and fun as I can, while still getting it done. That is working out quite nicely because this little triathlon heaven happens to be located in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand that I've seen, right near Abel Tasman National Park. So while I have a Computrainer and treadmill I could be using, I'm choosing instead to incorporate my training into my sightseeing.
|A particularly tame section of my little trail|
|I think these extensive instructions would be helpful in Chicago on the Lakefront Path|
|This would be how I rewarded myself for riding easy for a whole 2.5 hours|
Overall, my little bonus week in New Zealand has thus far proven to be a great success. I'm seeing the sights, I'm slowly getting my groove back when it comes to triathlon, I'm ending my trip on my own terms and leaving happy (which is not to say I won't cry a little when my plane leaves New Zealand soil, don't want to leave). Now, we just need the midwest to warm up a bit before I get back there.
|Normal fall morning in a Nelson park. First, we see cricket...|
|Then a child randomly dressed as a tiger (there was also a pig and a cow and a bunny)|