Wednesday, July 1, 2015

End of an era

I remember back in 92 when my dad bought our subie! What a work horse she was. Such a great car. Beautiful to drive, reliable, so many great adventures.

Anyways, after being in the family for 22 years it finally became time to pass her on. Our NZ reloction is requiring us to sell our car and declutter a bit. Otherwise it just costs too much to store everything.

Subie was passed onto a very eager lad. He said it was the best GL wagon he'd seen. I hope that he continues to have rad adventures in her. 

Subie, we'll miss you! Thanks for the good times.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Journeys and Adventures!

Life is a big long adventure. It is what you make of it, and we only live once, so it should be fulfilling.

I always tell myself this when I step out of my comfort zone. Take risks and hopefully you reap the rewards, but if you don't you will have a richer life for the experience.

We have recently chosen a path for a new adventure. It's very exciting for us both. Who knows where the journey will take us, but i have no doubt it will be a enthrawling and rewarding one.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

SA trail running mt crawford challenge

25 kms, freezing cold, beautiful clear skies, good turn out, what more could you want!

Trail Running SA put on another stellar event at Mt Crawford last weekend(june 21st). Unfortunately I was unable to race due to injury, so I volunteered to help with timing. I had a great day! The other volunteers were all well seasoned ultra runners, all taking time out due to injury LOL. I felt like quite the newbie chatting with these guys. They have all done Yurebilla numerous times, most just came back from North Face 100 Australia and they all have numerour races on the horizon! I need to step up and get an ultra under my belt i think!

Anyways, kate raced on the weekend and did exceptionally well. She hasn't done too many long runs recently, but non the less smashed out the 25kms easily. She has really taken like a duck to water with trail running!

Following the event a feast of fruit and delicious snacks were put up be Trail Running SA and a whole lot of free kit and wine was given away thanks to salamon and the running company. 

All up another amazing event. Its great to see the sport growing so rapidly in sa!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Blender....broken!

Well this put a spanner in the works of my morning green smoothie ritual! However I'm a clever guy, I'll always try to make the best of a bad situation. I roll with the punches :-)

A food processer can totally do a smoothie right.....wrong. It can do a chunky salsa-esque blend of fruit and greens. What you end up with is a glass of something that would probably go better beside a taco! Oh well, it's still tasty and healthy, you just have to 'drink' your green 'smoothie' with a spoon!

The things we do in the name of a healthy brekky!

Why?

Humans are strange!

Yes, stating the obvious, I know. We are strange in many ways! So let's discuss a few of the many ways that we are so.

The notion of 'if it aint broke, don't fix it'. Yeh, that makes total sense. How about 'the grass is always greener on the other side'.... Well it always is, right?

So i'm as bad as everyone. I see the sense in these statements; accept the lessons that the sayings aim to teach, however I am the first person to admit that I choose to pay no attention to these lessons. Sigh!

I think if we were able to take lead from these lessons we'd find it much easier to make peace with ourselves and to be more satisfied with our lives. I think it would make us appreciate the small things a lot more, and maybe make us realise that we shouldn't take our blessed lives for granted. 

Coming from countries like Canada and Australia we are really very fortunate and have endless opportunities to chase our dreams. Maybe if we take a moment to realise how lucky we are we'll realise that we're already living the dream!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Giving Something Back

Seeming I can't partake in running events at the moment, I figured I'd volunteer at some events. This lets me immerse myself in the sport and with the people while getting that warm fuzzy volunteerin feeling. Trail SA run some great events and as we all know, events would be nothing without the hard work of the volunteers, and it's going to be nice to be on the other side of a race to see what they do. It will probably give me a different apprecition when I next enter a race!

It will also be fun seeing Kate race and just being there to support her! She is running so well right now and it's going to be quite excitin to see where she manages to go with trail running. She's fast and fit and I think the lower impact of trail running is really going to suit her. 

Nikki Kimball watch out :-)

Subaru GL Wagon 1992

In the attempt to fill some time in I decided to start tuning up my Subaru Sports Wagon! It's a bit of a classic and I have had a lot of nice comments regarding the state that she is in lately.

I figured I'd start with a solid clean pass and paint touch up on any rust. I'm in he process of this and it's a big job. However once thats done I'll be able to assess bigger tasks and work out what I want to fix/add/upgrade. Overall I'm really happy with the condition of the car and I really dont think i'll need to do too much unless I want to.

Firstly I think some better speakers that don't look so crap and are actually mounted in the door correctly! I'm thinking just some nice little round ones that match the current trimming and sit nice and flush. The current 6x9's are crap and not mounted well/hanging out of the door. That should be an easy fix. Following that I think I'll get some paint and touch up all the shitty bits of paint and then work from then. 

I think I'll just take this project slowly and do a timy bit whenever I feel like it and just make sure that it is done really well! 

Pics to come soon!