Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Mountain is my Gym

So yesterday just before leaving work my PT called to say he was sick and going home. I spent the afternoon thinking about what to do and whether I could push myself enough at gym. I asked J if he was willing to train me instead and he agreed. By the time I got home the weather was so lovely and that inspired me to go for a walk on the mountain. I waited for J to get home and out we went...

Instead of going left to where I thought we were going J went right. we went up a few roads and into Table Mountain National where the forest means the houses. There the Adventure STARTED!!! J decided to make the walk exciting. He found a stick and made me carry it in alternating hands, he found a log to walk that was scarey...he made me go sneak sneak, bum down crouched low, then sprint a few meters. He found another log that was just the right size and length to lift the one end onto our shoulder and do squats with lifting it up as we squated and putting it on alternating shoulders. Then we carried on walking on the fire road until we got to Just above where we live and found the fire trail (where the firemen walk down to put out the fires) and walked all the way down to the braai area in our block and then home.

It was soooo much fun, such an adventure.

We went to my friends house for movies and nando's and after that we went home and had a SWIM!! Crazy people we are. I planned for it to be cold, I planned to swim 3 laps (dive in, swim to the stairs, swim back and back to the stairs), I DIDNT plan for it to be FRREEEEEZZZING. I dived in, swam to the stairs and got out, I thought my ears were going to fall off. Good thing we swam cause there was NO WATER in our flat, non this morning either. I brushed my teeth with bottled water (spoilt brat **g**)


  1. Okay, I am so wanting to join you on an adventure walk sometime soon! Just wait for the weather to clear up one day, and we can do it!

    Pity about the lack of water. Any idea what the problem is?

    Also, feel free to come over to shower, anytime.

  2. The people next door are renovating and the guy obviously switched the water off and then forgot to turn it back on.

    My mom offred to...she's closer :P

  3. Sounds like a great walk!!!! I wish I could get my husband to go with me but it is like pulling teeth.

  4. J also wants to lose weight and enjoys being active. He was the one who got me to start going to gym and losing weight 4 years ago

  5. Wow! That sounds like a wonderful walk and J was so inventive too with your workout. But BRRRRR-rrr that swim sounds COLD!

  6. It was great, pity we only got into doing this as the weather cools. It never gets colder then 7°C her ebut its very wet