22/10 - AM - 5.03km sandals. 5.28km barefoot. 15min stepper. Barefoot run with Pria.
Standard, non eventful.
23/10 (Dads Birthday) - AM - 10.01km sandals. 5.14km barefoot. Barefoot run with Pria.
Hella windy and a little lethargic but good tail wind home.
24/10 - AM - 11.3km hills at the Hummock with 2 x grass repeats each loop, sandals (this is just a nice steep section for added flavor!) 15min stepper. Barefoot run with Pria. PM - 7.54km tempo run at Bundy Road Runners in sandals.
A good solid effort at the Hummock and then a quick run at Road Runners with an average of 4.31min/km. Stoked in the strong wind. Got paid a great complement by a guy I passed to...he said, ''Gees you run quiet.'' I said, ''The lighter you are, the quieter you are, the less impact!'' Then I shot off! Good times!
DUNEDIN, New Zealand
|The veiw of Dunedin from our Bed and Breakfast|
Arrived in Dunedin and checked into our Bed and Breakfast. We were up the top of a 2.4km steep hill climb so that was a nice little ditch at the end of my run! Shoulda seen the looks I got barefooting in NZ!
|The view from our Bed and Breakfast in Dunedin |
looking toward a small township across the bay.
Good climb up!
26/10 - 10year Wedding Anniversary - AM - 10.03km run sandals. PM - 300metres up and down the Worlds Steepest Suburban Street in Dunedin.
Drove down the hill and ran around the harbour and into an industrial area of Dunedin. Was a nice easy run after yesterday. Went to visit the Steepest Street in the afternoon and couldn't resist running up and down it! Good times!
|A cool building in Dunedin I found.|
|View of Dunedin from the Peninsular.|
27/10 - AM - 30.01km sandals.
|War memorial at Dunedin.|
28/10 - AM - 15.02km sandals.
Calfs were a little sore from yesterday but had a beautiful run through Dunedin and then some magic time in the Botanical Gardens. So beautiful.
|Beautiful sunrise at Dunedin Harbour|
|Trail along the water at the Dunedin Botanical Gardens|
TE ANAU, New Zealand
29/10 - AM - 16km sandals.
|The beautiful Kepler|
|Lake off the Kepler Track, Te Anau|
|A Motarau Hut on the Kepler Track|
|Suspension bridge on the Kepler|
An easy run on the trail around lake Te Anau to the control gates. Was a top morning and even got a good selfie in!
|The control gates at Lake Te Anau|
31/10 - AM - 13km sandals.
|The view from the top (almost) of Queenstown Hill|
|Some cool gates on the Queenstown Hill trail|
|Cool stacked up rocks on the Sunshine Track, Queenstown|
Ran a beautiful track around the Queenstown Botanical Gardens and then out the Sunshine Track toward Glenorchy and return. Was a bit rainy but still very pretty. Got a cool picture of some stacked up rocks too...I couldn't resist adding one to leave my mark on the trail.
|Sheep in NZ...who would have thought|
Ran a nice easy journey through town and then some trail on the George Road track. Legs were a bit tired from yesterday but the scenery always alleviates that problem!
|New snow on the mountains!|
|Huaraches in the cold! YES!|
WANAKA, New Zealand.
04/11 - AM - 20.01km sandals.
|Flippin awesome Lake Wanaka|
Week Total - 109.2km.
|Lake Wanaka sunrise|
Nice easy run through the suburbs of Wanaka.
06/11 - 15.01km sandals.
My last run in NZ! And it was beautiful! I ran along the lake again but the opposite way! Nice and flat, scenic trail! Saw HEAPS of rabbits and snapped a good little selfie for my last jaunt.
|Mountains at Wanaka|
|Last run in Wanaka|
07/11 - AM - 4.1km barefoot in the mornin. 15min stepper. PM - 10.14km sandals at Bundy Road Runners.
Was a big shock to wake up at 5:30am today and it be complete sunshine! Gone is the 7:30am sunrises! Good thing, I was stoked to be back in the heat and daylight! The barefoot smashed my feet after being in the cold dry conditions and I got a big blood blister from no barefooting for a couple of weeks. Ugh! Had a good little hit out at road runners with Melinda (my sister visiting from Melbourne) and Dad. Good to see them and have a run together.
08/11 - AM - 19.1km sandals.
Good solid pace run with 5km with Melinda in the middle. This run was so easy and I didn't really feel like I had done that far. Love ones like this!
09/11 - AM - 9.25km sandals.
Hit the Bundy trail up...as short as it is and had a nice hot run with Melinda and Dad. Feet a little better but still quite sore.
Summery - New Zealand was AMAZING! I had a truly blessed, relaxing fun time with my dear wife with some beautiful running! I am so thankful and grateful to have such an amazing wife to let me go on these adventures while on holidays! Ripper time but it is good to be back in the heat and sunshine! A MASSIVE thank you to mum and dad for having Pria too so we could have the time away, just the two of us! You guys are amazing!
Well friends, I hope that you have enjoyed this little picture journey and that you are all ripper! Keep loving life, hope to see you soon, and I will leave the last note to my new friend Ernie the Eel! Run free friends...TattooRunner.
|The eel has the final say!|