Dope on a Rope (Strewth – I’m getting very excited)

I feel like I’ve eaten far too much over the festive season, although I do need to have a little extra body fat as I head to climb Mt Aspiring in New Zealand’s Southern Alps for a couple of weeks.

Well, it is a great theory and the one I will be running in any case.

Mt Aspiring
Mt Aspiring

However, training is back on in earnest,  and I was lucky enough to get out for a couple of paddles on the lake over the past few days, despite the weather being less favourable.

Although, being out on the lake is more than just training or exercise, it is great for the soul watching the pelicans glide over the water, and other people out and about with family and friends, just having fun, the kite-surfers, the wind-surfers, and paddle-boarders…

Narrabeen Lake, Australia
Narrabeen Lake, Australia

But as time is ticking away I will be doing a full gear check over the next few days, and that will raise the excitement level in our household – it will be reaching fever pitch in another few days!

And of course, Janet and TomO are very excited, as they will be following me to New Zealand a few days after I depart.

Janet and TomO
Janet and TomO

You just wouldn’t want to be dead for quids…

And of course, if all else fails, remember, just remain out of control and see what develops!

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12 thoughts on “Dope on a Rope (Strewth – I’m getting very excited)

  1. sweetlybalanced December 27, 2012 / 12:06 pm

    I thought the whole point of the holidays was to indulge and over eat? And are you trying to tell me the holidays are over? because I’m not sure my stomach has gotten the message yet. 😉

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  2. icescreammama December 27, 2012 / 10:51 am

    This week I outdid myself. muffin top? ha! I’m double stuffed and double scooped!
    glad you let loose and enjoyed. at least your extra cushion goes to the climb, mine just goes to my ass. 🙂

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    • The Landy December 27, 2012 / 12:36 pm

      Stop it…someone is asking why I’m laughing 🙂

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  3. shenrydafrankmann December 27, 2012 / 10:35 am

    Getting out on the lake must be the same as getting out on the bicycle. Temperatures here in Chicagoland are dipping below 30 F every night, yet I am getting out at sun up for rides in the woods. The rest that exertion brings my soul and the renewal the effort brings my body is so needed.

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  4. vastlycurious.com December 27, 2012 / 8:42 am

    So exciting!

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  5. sarahsdoodles December 27, 2012 / 8:26 am

    I concur…excellent theory! I did not take my own advice to heart and indulged quite a bit over the long weekend, but it was worth it. 🙂

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    • The Landy December 27, 2012 / 8:41 am

      That is what it is all about…!!

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  6. barbara grandberg December 27, 2012 / 8:21 am

    i like your theory :

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