Wake Up Legs!

Musings of a mum on a road bike

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clubathletica:

debutart:

From Yorkshire to Paris, Tour de France infographic by Patrick George

This is pretty cool when you crunch it down to numbers. I’m so happy about La Course too, and the equal pay! I was also wondering whether there would be podium men as opposed to podium women, I’m happy about that too.

But I want to know, were the La Course winners kissed by hot podium guys or old officials? The presentation wasn’t broadcast here.

Also we need a proper one of these done in kilometres and litres!!

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OK it’s time to get the act together. Second semester classes start tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to the metabolic unit. Adding ‘diabetes educator’ to my CV would be good except for the 1800 hours prac! Seriously! I’m off to the physio in an hour to get the thoracic pain sorted and I have some business admin to attend to before I can indulge in a final flurry of daytime sports watching!

Filed under personal act together chores

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The 6 selfies game has reached the bikeblr fraternity (none of my liftblr or runblr friends tagged me you rotters!) I’ve been tagged by cyclingandme and nickwilsonaz I have barely taken 10 selfies ever because I usually look ridiculous in them & I seldom think to do it!

1. The first selfie I ever took, after voting in the last Federal election. Sums up my opinion of the candidates.

2. Not strictly a selfie but one of my proudest moments; graduating with my exercise & sports science degree in January - chasing my goals & dreams.

3. Pre-ride joint selfie with my girl on AFL Grand Final Day dressed in purple in support of our team, Fremantle (we lost boo).

4. My first successful selfie, after half-an-hour of selfie lessons from the in-house selfie queen and much giggling and snorting and aborted attempts.

5. The first nice selfie I took all by myself without any help! I was going out and waiting for the husband to get ready (he takes ages!) I thought I looked pretty enough to make the effort.

6. My first flexie. Since then there have been no gains, only losses, because I haven’t touched a weight for at least two months, mainly due to health-related issues. I’m just about ready to come back.

I tag clubathletica even though she’s already been tagged because she hasn’t done it yet and has the most beautiful selfies. h-co3 birthunterhill findinghappinessandhealth all beautiful girls who I don’t see enough of.

abgarib youcantbuyland who post beautiful photos & probably aren’t selfie kinds of guys but worth a try!

Filed under six selfies personal selfies me mari-musing

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clubathletica:

100 Happy Days: Day 75

On the way home from my ride there was a blue-tongue lizard (also known as a bobtail lizard, tough lil devils with scales like armour and a deadly bite) on the bike path. I almost ran over it as it blends in and just looks like a lump of bark. Turns out it was being attacked by a crow, so I turned around to help it to safety. A lad jogging stopped too, and used two sticks to pick it up and put it back in the bushes. Still not quite sure what the crow thought it was going to do with a big heavy lizard, but the guy stayed back a bit to make sure the bluey was definitely safe. That’s my good deed for the day, saving some Aussie wildlife!

I tried to beat that rain cloud pictured, but it began raining as soon as I took the photo!

You missed out the bit where cute jogging guy nearly threw the lizard into the tree. Just missed. It was nearly death by saving. A mercy killing?

clubathletica:

100 Happy Days: Day 75

On the way home from my ride there was a blue-tongue lizard (also known as a bobtail lizard, tough lil devils with scales like armour and a deadly bite) on the bike path. I almost ran over it as it blends in and just looks like a lump of bark. Turns out it was being attacked by a crow, so I turned around to help it to safety. A lad jogging stopped too, and used two sticks to pick it up and put it back in the bushes. Still not quite sure what the crow thought it was going to do with a big heavy lizard, but the guy stayed back a bit to make sure the bluey was definitely safe. That’s my good deed for the day, saving some Aussie wildlife!

I tried to beat that rain cloud pictured, but it began raining as soon as I took the photo!

You missed out the bit where cute jogging guy nearly threw the lizard into the tree. Just missed. It was nearly death by saving. A mercy killing?

Filed under saving the lizard aka stealing crow's dinner