When I got back I was on time to make the biking bit. Some of the group did a 6km bike ride, but most of us opted to do the full 12km. There were 2 fairly good cyclists who quickly took the lead and initially because the trainer wanted us all in single file I ended up in the back. Found the first bit a bit boring because it was slower than I would have liked, but then when the group started speeding up, I managed to go ahead and slipped into 4th. And not long after into 3rd. For most of the way I managed to maintain 3rd / 2nd place. The ride was also a bit faster than it was last week.
Then at the end of the session the one lady and I decided to go off and to do our 4km run. Or rather for me it was a run / walk session. I was very pleased in the end to see that I did it a little bit faster than last week even though I really had to push it and had to work really hard.
The swimming is still the daunting bit for me. And on Wednesday there will be another chance to do an ocean swim practise. Hopefully I don't drown in the process...
Got home for a quick lunch and a quick tidy up and then some friends came to visit. The two guys work with Terence and so they (and their families) came to visit us today. Both are fairly new to New Zealand. The one couple have been here just over a year and the other couple have only just recently arrived. The one lady (who has been here just over a year) it turned out was also on the very same forum I used to belong to. The world is really an incredibly small place. They have a 3 month old and a 2.5 year old little boy and the other couple a little boy also almost 2 (I think) and it was a bit full on for them because our house is not toddler / baby proofed.
Because they haven't been here yet, Terence arranged to meet them at Lindale Farm and then they came to our house for a BBQ dinner. It was lovely to meet them and I'm looking forward to catching up with them again sometime soon.
Here are some photos:
|Feeding chickens at Lindale Farm|
|A picture for you Mum!|
|You can't go to Lindale Farm and not have Kapiti Ice Cream!|
|2 Little boys looking for ways to escape!|