The ride felt pretty good this morning - we stopped at 25K (it seemed appropriate for the 25th) but we could have gone another 25K. So when I got home I strapped on the old running shoes and did a quick run out to Southern Cross - have to make room I still fit in my clothes after the Christmas turkey (actually, it's a Moroccan spiced butterflied leg of lamb...).
Running The Island to Southern Cross Loop (& Pilates - Not Just For the Girls - at Southern Cross Beach)
Okay, making a bit of progress, it's no longer feels like I've got a grand piano tied to my butt - just a baby grand.... the treadmill, even with a 2° elevation adjustment to simulate wind, just isn't the same as hitting the old asphalt (never mind the humidity). But we knew that, didn't we? :)
Meanwhile, the girls were out at Southern Cross beach doing their Pilates - a bit tricky crossing the excess water which was released from the dam, but they ended up there in the end... The Pilates sessions (R50) are more or less just for the holidays (except for the next few days apparently). There was a flyer in the Spar - I'll try to take a photo and post it later.
During the holiday season, the area from George to Mossel Bay goes crazy with road runs, trail runs, mountain bike races, and all sorts of combinations of the two. It's incredible. Great Brak is right in the thick of things, with many events taking place here.
Of course, there's the Great Brak Grabadoo, held annually each December 31st. This year is no different, so if you're a keen mountain biker (or are into the family fun walk), get your gear on and register now.
Click on the image below to register or to find out more - or read the latest article about the event in the Mossel Bay Advertiser.
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