However, it has been a great year for TG who learnt a lot about building and playing with power tools.
The year was kicked off with the introduction of Bisaniiwewin who was hidden in a cow shed and is currently being kept warm at a friend's place. She was entered into Arrowhead Ultra and is the first marathon that TG was unable to complete (DNF), having to quit due to PPP*, lugging a sled that could have been much lighter and straining her achilles. It was a hard pill to swallow, but it was a lesson to learn.
*Piss Poor Planning = Piss Poor Performance
TG says she'll be back for this one in 2014. Hope she prepares better!
The first marathon to be completed in the year was a 40 mile ultra called the Oxon 40/20 that saw one part of the Chiltern Hills during the bluebell season. Chamy was bewildered by the belittering charms of another walker who thought we were losers. With thoughts of perhaps another DNF, Red and TG would later meet a fantastic man called Michael and be able to cajole each other onwards to the end.
This marathon was in Ruislip, London. It was surprisingly quite countrified and TG's confidence seemed to have returned.
After that, TG managed to pick up a number of "building" injuries from poor carrying technique of building materials. TG would only learn after the third time of putting her back out that she must bend her knees and use her legs to pick up weighty objects.
Off the back of 2 weeks training, TG completed her final marathon for the year, the Singapore Marathon. Her mission was to help Acres raise awareness of the fight to preserve the animal wildlife and biodiversity on our planet.
The bottlenosed dolphins are a depleted species and Resort World, Sentosa (RWS) tried to import 27 dolphins. We know 3 have already died in transit and in quarantine and are currently being housed in a less than satisfactory series of swimming pools. For the freedom of life for an intelligent species, I hope that RWS will see sense and free the dolphins.
This year is about changing the way we live. We will call for more reduction of our consumption of all goods to reduce our demand on resources; and to reuse as much as possible from Freecycle, Freegle and only if you have to recycle!
Bring it on 2013!