Thursday, January 5, 2012
NEW ZEALAND BOUND!
Ever since I went to Europe back in 05...for a slim 3 weeks...with my family, I have wanted to go travelling again. I knew the next time I went travelling it would be for a while, a minimum of 3 months. So, on Thursday morning after months of lolligaging and a great lunch with my dad, I booked the ticket. I got a wicked deal, one which could not be refused. Needless to say, I am stoked. Stoked to be back in the season of summer,stoked to meet new people, do some NZ races, and just roll with the wind at my back.
I will of course miss the company of Peter, my adventure partner but as the saying goes "Absense makes the heart grow fonder".
I knew I wanted 2012 to be special and different and I think this experience will satisfy that craving. I signed up for a race in March, The Tarawera ultra marathon, which has varying distances but I'll be doing the 100km. I also want to visit my good friend Gretel Fortmann in Australia, who I met while I was living in Squamish. Gretel has a way of touching (not literally) everyone she comes into contact with and I can't wait to see her again on her home turf (she's an aussie)!
Next race is Orcas 50km. This race has been on my radar for a while and look forward to making the ferry trip over come February!