Hi from a rainy Cairns!
So this is Cairns dry season and it's suppose to rain every day this week pretty much and 95% humidity. I couldn't live here over the summer. Imagine the heat and the humidity then.
I didn't work Monday and today. Yesterday me and Jakob went to the Pyramid to check it out.
30km bike ride to get there and when we finally go there we started our run / power walked to the top of the Pyramid. it's 3 km and 922m elevation so it is very steep, my legs was struggling, they are not use to this up hill running after 2 months on the bike. When we got to the top I run back down, it was not very easy either, you need to watch every step and sometimes you have to stop and climb down some of the really steep parts with lot's of rocks. when I was back down my legs were shaking, but I had promise Jakob to turn around and walk half way up to meet him, he was walking down, when we got back down, we had another 30 km on the bikes home.
It was a great way to start the new week!!!
Today I was thinking to check out one of the tracks near Smithfield. But the rain was to heavy, so I decided to have a rest day, Lunch at the Paleo café in the city and Massage after that, perfect way to spend a rainy day.. My muscles needed a nice massage.
Tomorrow I will go up early and run before work and then gym in the evening after work.
I have been very good and adding a bit of yoga at home every evening or morning and few basic core exercises and push ups too. My upper body feels so weak now when I don't ride race horses anymore, so I need to keep up the training on my upper body too.
Today I will share another recipe on a new bread. We trying to make different bread and try new things every time. This bread is my favourite, it turned out so good!!
Carrot, pumpkin and zucchini bread
1.5 cup Brown Flaxseeds meal
2 cups Almond milk
1/4 cup Chia seeds
1/4 cup Melted Coconut oil
1/3 cup chopped almonds
2 tsp Baking powder
2 Grated Carrots or 4 small carrots
One Grated zucchini
1/4 Grated Pumpkin
Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and pour it in a baking tray and top it with pepitas and bake in the oven on 170 degrees for 35-40 mins. To easy!
// Gina Johansen xx