Sunday, 22 April 2007

Rest day today

I've had a nice easy day today. I was going to go for a bike ride but the tyres went down overnight. If I can't convince one of my friends to come to my rescue, I'll have to take the bike along to the bike shop. Luckily, it's just around the corner.

I made it to the gym for a walk on the treadmill. I walked at 6.4 km/hr at gradient 3.5 for 20 mins. With the 10 minute walk there and back, it was a 40 min session. I did a little housework and then headed to the airport.

In Melbourne, I went shopping for birthday presents for my niece (13) and one of my nephews (11). It's not as easy as it sounds. There are way too many choices for a gift for a 13 year old girl. I scoured the shops and then ended up buying what I'd thought of first - some scrapbooking materials. Laura loved them, so it was a complete success. I couldn't find what I wanted for Michael, so I gave him money. He was delighted, but money always seems like a too easy option.

One advantage of having trouble deciding what to buy - I did a lot more walking than I would have done otherwise.

Tomorrow, I think I'll go for a run around the creek in the morning. I was going to focus on getting points at the gym, but my team doesn't really need them and I feel like running. If I still have energy later, I might get myself along to the gym. I can probably check the class schedule online.

Tomorrow night I'll be listening to my sister sing in her cabaret showcase. I'm sure she'll be terrific and I'm looking forward to it immensely.

1 comment:

warriorwoman said...

Well it sounds like you have the occupational hazard of pro cyclists. Never use the p-word though or you'll be blighted with them forever.

Its a good trick to learn how to deal with them though. Not anywhere near as tricky as you'd think, especially by your third attempt.

You'll need at least 2 tyre levers, although 3 makes the task of popping oneside of the tyre off a bit easier. I then track the offending hole by pumping the tube slightly and listening for the hiss. If desperate you may want to put it in water and look for the bubbles.

I then use little self adhesive plasters and just slap them on the tube - so easy, no sandpaper, chalk or glue required.