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Training Log Archive: Mess Engineer

In the 7 days ending Sep 14, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Gardening - General5 9:30:00
  Gym Mayfield - Class Weights2 1:50:00
  Walk - Street2 1:40:43 5.6(17:59) 9.01(11:11)
  Other - Modern Jive Dance Class1 1:20:00
  Run - Pure Newcastle1 35:06 4.04(8:41) 6.5(5:24)
  Run 5 km NSW - Official Walka Water Works1 24:24 3.21(7:37) 5.16(4:44)
  Run - Miscellaneous1 15:18 1.82(8:24) 2.93(5:13)
  Total12 15:35:31 14.66 23.6

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Monday Sep 14, 2015 #

8 PM

Walk - Street 32:11 [1] 3.11 km (10:21 / km)

Planned to attend Wooters Training so was in time fill mode at Horseshoe Beach and caught up with twin brother who parks there whilst he works in town.
KC was on her way driving there.

Brother had a car accident leaving Nobbys so I decided to abandon training to drive him home with KC following to give me a lift.
Then KC (about 1 minute later) SMSed me to tell me she also had a car accident.
All parties physically unharmed.

So my 'plague' from Adelaide must be transmissible.

Ended back at Nobbys to get my car around 8 pm.
KC and I elected to go for a walk up all the steepest hills in town (Newcomen Street) and to make it more challenging she wore my work back pack with my laptop, charger and spare batteries (and tow ball plus any tools I had in car thrown in just for good measure) to get weight up to 10 kg! Decided against carrying the spare tyre ;-P

Sunday Sep 13, 2015 #

7 AM

Gardening - General 50:00 [1]

Awoke this morning with the day completely planned.

I had borrowed a trailer, filled it with cut up firewood from the storm, and planned to drive to Raymond Terrace dump which had a free green waste day on .... the only day available this month which was free.
Planned to take 3 loads there to get rid of all the cut up fallen trees.
Maitland now charges non-residents for green waste even on weekends so I was not going there (especially as I had more than 1 tonne of logs (as the weighbridge proved later from the multiple trips)).

Then reading attackpoint realised Belford HVC was TODAY not next week as per the original summary sheet on my fridge.
Did the sums and could not work out any conceivable way I could do both.
Borrowed trailer meant to be returned this afternoon.

Dump opened at 9 am and shut at 2 pm.
Dump was a 20 minute one-way drive.
At least 10 to 15 minutes to unload and reload again.
HVC open between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
Belford was a 50 minute one-way drive.

So unfortunately Orienteering got abandoned :-(.

7:30 am - 8:30 am
3 more poly trailers of leaves cleared with KC from fenceline and thrown on burning pile.

Then 2 trips back and forth to the dump each > 500 - 600 kg.
Elected to dump last trailers worth in the fire pit for a bonfire prior to October 1st Fire Ban.
Returned trailer.
Finished my midday.
12 PM

Gardening - General 4:00:00 [1]

Time approximate.
With KC working wonders on the rake managed more than 10 more poly trailers (lost count so likely to be much more) and spent most of the afternoon moving trailers and burning.
Yard looking much more in control.
One more similar weekend should break the backlog.
Aiming to get it all done before October 1st Fire Ban.

From Wallalong Fire Pit
Ash from approximately 50-60 poly trailers of leaves burnt over the last 2 months.

From Wallalong Fire Pit
Remaining firewood for a bonfire.

Saturday Sep 12, 2015 #

8 AM

Run 5 km NSW - Official Walka Water Works 24:24 [3] 5.16 km (4:44 / km)
shoes: Saucony March 2015

Run - Miscellaneous 15:18 [3] 2.93 km (5:13 / km)
shoes: Saucony March 2015

Ran the one way (reverse) loop to attempt to catch KC. She managed 39:07 so I failed to overtake her prior to the finish.
3 PM

Gardening - General 2:00:00 [1]

Still trying to recover from April storm.
6 poly trailers of leaves from intermediate fence by shed ..... Which were dry.
6 poly trailers of leaves washed in a huge heap from down hill neighbours fence line .... Which were soaked through out and half rotting.
Threw all next to fire pit and burnt off. The wet ones smouldered slowly all night and did reduce in volume substantially.
KC great helper on rake so got twice as much done as otherwise would have.
7 PM

Walk - Street 1:08:32 [1] 5.9 km (11:37 / km)
shoes: Saucony March 2015

Late night dog walk around estate with KC

Friday Sep 11, 2015 #

7 AM

Gardening - General 1:00:00 [1]

6:45 am - 7:45 am
3 poly trailers raked up and burnt.
Left later for work as had an Appointment at Maitland.
4 PM

Gym Mayfield - Class Weights 55:00 [3]

2nd class back and returned to full weights.
Felt every kg of it particularly in triceps.
Going to take a while to get back again.

Thursday Sep 10, 2015 #

4 PM

Gardening - General 1:40:00 [1]

4:10 pm - 5:50 pm
6 poly trailers of leaves raked up and burnt.
Trying to get this all done before October Fire Ban.
Also whipper snipping once bulk of leaves removed.
Could barely see by the end ...., but summer is on its way back!

Wednesday Sep 9, 2015 #

Gym Mayfield - Class Weights 55:00 [3]

First attempt back at gym in over a month due to Adelaide trip.
Dropped weights back 2.5 kg or more.
Didn't struggle as much as I would expect.
6 PM

Run - Pure Newcastle 35:06 [3] 6.5 km (5:24 / km)
shoes: Saucony March 2015

Darby Street to Merewether and return (plus laps of oval).

Tuesday Sep 8, 2015 #

7 PM

Other - Modern Jive Dance Class 1:20:00 [1]

With KC.
Haven't attended in months.

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