If you’ve been reading the last couple of posts, you’ll know that I’ve just come back from an amazing week in my favourite country in the world, New Zealand, where I got to lose myself in the wonders of the Heaphy Track. Well, the story didn’t quite end there. Right after that plane touched down, I spent the next twenty minutes in my car taking a big step of another kind:
That’s right – it’s on. My name is on the roll for TNF 100. 10am, Wednesday 5 November, the day I completed the Heaphy Track, was also coincidentally the opening day for entries to the North Face 100 2015 in the Blue Mountains, and thanks to the time difference between Melbourne and NZ, the plane landed just an hour after opening time. Last year, entries sold out in 4 days, and I missed out, so not even the thought of my first shower in 48 hours was going to keep me from putting my name in the hat this time.
In other news, after the big miles done on the Heaphy Track, I’ve decided to hang up the running shoes for a couple of weeks, so that I’ll hopefully be in solid shape to kick off preparations for TNF100. That said, a week of sitting on my butt and staring at a screen really did get to me. Given that, I decided to give J a break this morning, and so I pulled out the MTB, strapped E into his seat, and off we went for a bit of 2 wheel mayhem.
E had a blast (as did Dad), Dad got a workout, Mum got a break – that’s a win-win-win if you ask me!