Pre-Melbourne, we're on a trip to Queensland - spending a day in Brisbane w/ sister Jacque and a week or so training up at Luke's parent's house in Noosa.
|little Jacque & big Beffy... 30 weeks down, 10 to go!|
|View of the Brisbane river from Jacque & Glenn's place|
Unfortunately, Luke had "a stack" as they call it here and flipped off his bike on one of his first training days in Australia...
A little banged and battered and some new bike parts required, but it was definitely a "could have been worse" crash. After a couple days out of the pool to avoid infection and a bit of recovery, he was back on track and has knocked out all the final training prep sessions.
My days here are quite lovely, but they are long! I get up by 6am and usually run/waddle for 45 - 60 min before it gets stinking hot.
|Watching the surf from a jog in Noosa National Park|
Later in the day, we'll usually swim for about an hour. Aside from some strength work, that's about all the "training" I need/want to be doing right now (no Cannondale here in Aus this time for me to ride indooors). So, once I'm finished with a workout and my coaching stuff...wellllllllll.
There is plenty to do in Noosa, but I don't really have a car. Well, I do have a car, I just can't drive it! The car we drive here (on the left side of the road mind you) is right-hand drive, but also stick shift (my mind is hurting just thinking about the coordination). I've been too nervous to try to drive stick w/ my left hand while trying to remember to stay on the left side of the road, etc... Maybe if it was my car, but a borrowed car- me thinks I'm a slight liability.
So, while Luke is out training or getting a massage or whatever, once all my things are done, I do a lot of obsessing over where flight MH 370 has disappeared to and snapchatting videos of my whistling/ couch lying to my friends back in Cali à la this:
|just a still shot- spared you the video|
But, it's been nice, since I typically am on the go all day long in California. I'm digging my Aussie time- which is like island time as Australia is a REALLY big island. And, Monday it's off to Melbourne, where I'm sure it will be nonstop all week long. Looking forward to catching up w/ old friends and especially seeing my athlete Kerensa who is racing her first Ironman in Melbourne- and I get to be there. Ciao! Or as they say in Australia.....wait, what do they say? I know "G'day mate" for "Hey", but not sure about their version of adios... hmmmmmm.....