The unicycling French are in town checking out our trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest! Alex and Mario have been exploring, hitchhiking out to the Blue Lake and working their way back to Long Mike Road. They tackle all the trails including the Grade 5’s on their one wheel! Legends! #unicycle#france#whakarewarewaforest#iamspecialized#rotoruanz
Today we did something a bit special. Earlier in the week when I was lucky enough to go out and ride Tuhoto Ariki Mum said “I so want to get back up there!!!” So I decided not to wait until she can walk the full 18 km we’ve done before - and risk leaving it too late. Instead I organised for the @southstarshuttles Landrover to take us up there today. John dropped us at the top and we walked Tuhoto Ariki. And it was magical. This has become a special spot for us. Mum and I walked it after her six rounds of high dose chemo, right before her stem cell transplant and again on Christmas Day. Both of those times we’ve felt incredibly lucky to be there. Today even more so. #tuhotomission#tuhotoariki#tuhotohealing#whakarewarewaforest#lovethisplace#lifeisshort#doallthethings#mumscancerjourney#fuckthatsacoolview#silverliningsindifficulttimes
How magical is this forest, right? I took this snap in Whakarewarewa Forest at the weekend when I was in Rotorua co-leading a health retreat there. I had a gap free during one afternoon and so chucked on my run shoes and went for a blat in the woods. It's where this goldilocks found BLISS. Meanwhile, it was blah weather in Auckland this morning and so I hit Crossfit & lifted stuff instead of being on-the-run. Hope you babes have found a fitness thing that you love too. It boosts happiness levels & can make you smile. - Rachel x x #healthgeek#marathontraining#imoveme
Taking a few weeks off from #running means more time for #mtbiking. We were lucky 🍀 to get out this morning between showers and the trails were still in good condition. There was also time for a quick #runyoga practice including #treepose #vrksasana. It’s pretty challenging in #mtbshoes!