Put away the beer glasses (The holiday’s are over)

It is fair to say I have just had a great break by any measure. Climbing in New Zealand, holidaying on a South Pacific Island. Oh to be shipwrecked!

And the last few days have been spent kayaking with a bit of running thrown in for good measure.

 My usual exercise routine has been thrown out slightly, and exercise in Fiji was limited to walking to the dining area, and cocktail hour! And we loved it…for a change. I sat back and relaxed in Fiji, on that near deserted island, and must say I have enjoyed a few beers here and there. Okay most days since Fiji!

But the whistle has been blown and it is time to knuckle back down into training for my next climbing expedition to New Zealand in January. I have a good feel for what I need to focus on over the next three months and with summer time and longer days ahead I’m looking forward to the challenge.

Mt Aspiring, Southern Alps, New Zealand

Lots of high intensity cardio, and hill climbs with a 30-kilogram backpack.  And the kettle bells will get a solid workout along with the C2 rowing machine.  I’ve just finished a 10,000-metre row and must say it was refreshing after a three-week hiatus!

And January seems a long way off, but the weeks will speed by and Mt Aspiring beckons!

Cheers, Um with a mineral water today!

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4 thoughts on “Put away the beer glasses (The holiday’s are over)

  1. sarahsdoodles October 8, 2012 / 12:12 pm

    A hiatus is healthy, but I hear ya on loving the feeling of getting back to the grind! Glad you enjoyed vacay!

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  2. Penny Lane October 8, 2012 / 7:17 am

    I hope to surf New Zealand in the near future. Love your posts and pics!

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    • The Landy October 8, 2012 / 3:55 pm

      I’ll be climbing there again in January, a great place!!!

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  3. barbara grandberg October 7, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    welcome back….btw, i also enjoy working out with the kettle bells….

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