The seasons are turning! Rubber side down! Toe-to-tar!

The seasons are turning ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒผ! Rubber side down ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ and toe-to-tar ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ sessions are at the order of the day!

Saturday, 1 August 2020, was enjoyed on the Mountain Bikeย ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ, riding 80 km of mostly gravel and small farm roadsย ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿž๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ›. The ride took us to the famousย Broodblik en Koffiepitย Coffee Shop. Itโ€™s a fabulous little hotspot situated between Petit and Bapsfotein, favored by cyclistsย ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ, bikersย ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›ต, families and friends whoโ€™s looking for a lovely outing intoย the countryside. All the mouthwatering eats and treats are freshly made and baked on site. This being our halfway point, we refilled the reserves with fab freshly brewed coffeeย โ˜•๏ธย and hot out of the oven tasty beef pieย ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ˜‹! The smell of freshly baked bread, of various types and sizes, arrested my sensesย ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅจ, had my mouth watering and me wishing that I had used my bigger hydration packย ๐ŸŽ’, to cart a bread or two back homeย ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜…! I highly recommend a visit toย Broodblik en Koffiepitย ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿชโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅณ! Itโ€™s a great 5 Starย โญ๏ธย family-owned establishment! Youโ€™ll love it!

Refreshed and back in the saddle ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ our route included a railway track crossing ๐Ÿš‚! Passing through earlier it was just clean shiny tracks which we zoomed over, going back not so! There was a beautiful red diesel locomotive idling on the track not far off, waiting for clearance to go ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ! Excitedly we waited for pull off! Then the beaut warned us, toot toot, make way, Iโ€™m coming ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿคฉ! Then it came rumbling past, click-clack, click-clack! Trucks in tow, filled with a precious load of automotive cargo! Brilliant ๐Ÿ‘Œ!

My little Garmin claims it was a tough ride ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…, the Aerobic Training Effect Scale hitting a solid 5 ๐Ÿ˜! Overreaching, the little gadget warns ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜‚! However, for me, it was a most rewarding and fantastic ride! Totally Loved It ๐Ÿ˜ป!

Today, Sunday, 2 August 2020, saw me lacing up ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ for a slow paced Chubby ๐Ÿฅ 10K Urban Run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ, to the rhythm and beat of Rock Tunes ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽธ! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Running allows me to think, assess and reflect! Arriving back home, I was greeted by my beautiful little Grey Ghost and K9-Love, Madam Roza ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜! Enjoyed a brew โ˜•๏ธ, some treats ๐Ÿช๐ŸŒ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜‹ and Vitamin D โ˜€๏ธ!

โญ๏ธ Reminder to self ๐Ÿ‘‰ Optimal Nutrition + Hydration ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ฆ + Stretching ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ + Constant Training Efforts โฐ makes hard rides and runs easier and less taxing on the body! โญ๏ธ

Fabulous weekend, revived and ready to tackle the challenges of the new week ahead! Life reset! Letโ€™s Do This ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคฉ!

Rubber side down, toe-to-tar! Stay Motivated! Stay Safe! Keep Moving! REBEL Life ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿฅณ! Just Ride! Just Run!

Photos by Luculle Stols – @real.life.rebel on Instagram