This weekends 220 odd km ride or the Brisbane Rode to Conquer Cancer was challenging, emotional, exhilarating, beautiful and delicious! I rode with some amazing people and we camped at Wivenhoe Dam on Saturday night. Apart from the obvious awareness around cancer research and health and fitness it also definitely raised my awareness of some of Brisbane's wonderful spaces- its time for me to get planning some more camping/riding/hiking adventures I think - this place is pretty grand!
Little moments make you value a place, connect you to it and draw you back. Like this moment when I finished a morning river run, gasping for breath and then these stairs were there caught in the light, waiting for me to snap them- and then dash up them- a much stronger finish to a morning workout and an awesome start to the day!
There is something that really delights me about urban chickens! The allusions of self sufficiency, the potential that we are more than just a concrete jungle of hard edges. I've walked past this neighbour hundreds of times but today at a walk not a run (there is a lesson in that too I am sure!) and as I paused, these girls ran straight over to me to check me out. Behold the guard chooks of Highgate Hill!
I must keep exploring. I must keep exploring. I am back from a long weekend of freezing weather but glorious scenery in our 'sub-tropical' north. Eungella is part of the mountain ranges behind Mackay and is one of the most beautiful spots I've been in a while. Hiking, waterfalls, plunge pools, mountains... And platypus!!! I keep a list of special Aussie animals I want to see and platypus has always been on there. My mum has always said I would never see one because I'm too loud- thank you Eungella for proving her wrong, it was such a treat to see your platypus playing for us in the river! (echidnas and wombats, kindly show yourselves!)
I am full of energy, a life lover and citizen of the world... I try to balance life with friends, running a design practice and staying healthy, through running (...design on the run!) and increasingly, cycling! This is a collation of how I go about that, somewhere to link to interesting bits and pieces that inspire me- a virtual collage...
It would be great to share- if anything I'm showing interests you then there's a good chance that you'll know of something that would float my boat- drop me a line!