26 December 2013

Temporary relocation

A few months ago we were discussing plans for Christmas and to cut a long story short, we are spending our festive season in Singapore.

One of the great advantages of living in Darwin is that Asia is right on our doorstep and we can take full advantage of that.

So Christmas dinner for us was our favourite, chicken rice, washed down with Tiger beer.

This temporary relocation has also meant a lot of exploring can be done while training.   The East Coast recreation area is always an awesome place to run and dashing up & down the under/overpasses that crisscross the Parkway motorway makes it even more interesting (and challenging). 

The various pedestrian overpasses to be negotiated while shopping as well as the MRT stairs are also great fitness aids.

The hotel pool is reeling under the strain of a couple of crazy people doing laps rather than just wallowing.  Trick is to get it done early before the wallowers roll out of bed!

Singapore also has embraced the public fitness station concept and they are strategically located, and close enough to add into a session for variety.

That's swim & run covered.  

We do have a bike hire close by but the thought of joining some of the craziest cyclists in the world on the busy bike paths doesn't yet appeal. 

The bike paths in Singapore are crazy busy

The hotel gym will be the place to get some pedalling done.

The weather here is cooler than Darwin and, at this time of year, that's a huge plus. 

So from our temporary abode I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy hunting if Boxing Day sales are your thing.

I will be avoiding the crowds as I try and master the workings of my new Garmin - it is going to tell me just how fast (or slow) this Comeback Queen is putting one foot in front of the other these days.  

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