22 October 2009

a new low

back at the climbing wall last night. still weak and clumsy but eager to get better. another ride planned for this evening, hopefully more singletrack and less weather. with all this other activity i've really neglected the running over the past fortnight. which traditionally means there's a forth coming race....we're off to the omm tomorrow. somehow, and it's not my fault, we've ended up in B class. we've tried to change our category but have been denied. the forecast is for hill fog and rain. this weekend is going to be about pure survival.

what should make things a little easier is that i'm now only 5 lbs off last years weight. it's amazing the difference having a non-desk job makes and the lack biscuits at the end of said desk.

18 comments:

emmilou said...

GOOD LUCK with the OMM Kate, I'm sure you'll do more than fine. :-)

jumbly said...

Yes, but, how heavy is your bag, oh wait, you haven't packed it yet have you!? (See what I did there Jane, I tried to shame her into packing).

Have a great weekend, look forward to the write up and photos. Good luck!

Julbags said...

Good luck both of you!!! Try to have some fun in between surviving, look forward to reading all about it. Am now off to find out what B class entails...

Ian Charters said...

Good luck for the OMM. Have a great one!

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

Good luck this weekend, i'll be thinking about you & Jane. Give it 100% and try to have fun

Red Bike said...

Don't turn sideways Kate, you'll disapear!

I hope this time you and Jane somehow manage to actually enjoy yourself!

Shelly said...

Mmm. Wales. Hill Fog. Rain. I'd be packing lots of chocolate. Best of luck :)

trio said...

Have fun, I have spare weight for you, I seem to be putting it on!

Runningbear said...

Will be thinking of you Kate, whilst I'm being facialed and pedicured in the spa :D I might even come out all posh. All pinkies crossed for good running & navigation. RB

The Sunday Adventure Club said...

good luck Kate, remember its a terribly, terribly dangerous thing to be heading into the hills in the drizzle, hope its better weather than last year
Richie

ultra collie said...

hey you could be on the box again like last years one! have fun

kate said...

emmilou- thanks! probably a bit easier than your half term ;)

jumbly- 4.9kg not bad considering i've got 'proper' waterproofs, the tent, stove and gas (cos i'm a hero ;)

julbags- cheers! no polar bears in b class though ;)

ian- thanks :)

ppc- 110% grrrrrrrr!

red- we keep going back, so at some point we must enjoy it ;)

shelly- hot chocolate sachets are packed-bag could be considerably lighter!

trio- i believe it's called winter insulation ;)

rb- thank you! but i'll take rain and bogs over spas any day ;)

richie- lets hope it doesn't turn into a morgue ;) ...will be a really test of the new tent!

uc- i'll wave-it the worst happens ;)

Groover said...

What's B-class? Hope the weather holds up. Good luck!

kate said...

groover- b class is 2 off elite, we should probably be in c. the lowest is d. interestingly out of 300 teams in b only 16 are female....it's a weekend out in the hills though ;)

Chas said...

Sunday morning; your placing after day one looks good!! well done. Looking forward to seeing your overall result. I am inspired to have another go in 2010.

kate said...

chas- see you there ;)

peewiglet said...

Oooh, the OMM!

*heart pounds*

The very best of luck to you! You'll be out there now, as I'm writing this. I hope you've had a great day!

kate said...

peewiglet- i think you might be in a 'tv chief induced' confusion ;)