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Reisverslag Just running very very slowly
11 juni 2014
Just running very very slowly
I already told you in previous chapters about several hiking trails surrounding Phoenix area. I had not been to Camelback mountain though, so I had to check it out. Well, Camelback mountain appeared to be the Real Madrid of trails, the Nairo Quintana of climbs, the Meb Keflezighi of steepness. I had to use my hands as much as my feet, making it look more like mountaineering than hiking. It started with a path where the best strategy was to hold yourself on the railing in the middle and pull yourself up the hill. This was followed by a path downhill, but it wasnt long before it went steep uphill again and this time there was no railing, so had to climb from stone to stone. It really liked the workout, and it became even better when I reached a decent height and could look over Phoenix from the east. I could see Hole-in-the-rock, where I also had been a couple of weeks ago but wasnt worth writing about. It was, as you might expect, just a large rock, with a hole in it, where you could sit and enjoy the view of Papago Park. Anyway, I climbed higher and higher, accompanied by little signs telling me how far I was. It was only 2 km far but it took me 45 minutes to reach the top.
The day after Camelback mountain, I decided to run very very slowly in Sedona, known for it's typical red rocks. Every rock had a name after what it should look like. Most of them I could not figure out, but apparently I have no imagination. I saw the coffeepot and the chimney but that was it. Other names were Snoopy rock, Cathedral rock and Bell rock. I walked around the coffeepot on teapot trail. Can someone please explain the logic behind that? After the hike I went to the center of Sedona to grab a bite. The center was very touristic and their main sourse of income appeared to be spiritual stones, hand readings and aura readings. I proceeded to the Slide Rock State Park, were you could go down to Oak Creek and go into the water. The rocks are so slippery that it has become a natural slide. With this kind of weather, that would have been a treat. Unfortunately, due to the recent wildfires in the Sedona region, the slide rock was closed. I could only watch were normally people would go into the water. The last part of the Sedona was the Chapel of the holy cross. This chapel is built in between two rocks, making it look bigger than it actual is and quite impressive.
Next week it's the turn of Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Ron Vlaar and Daryl Janmaat to run, but not with hiking speed and with a ball at their feet. If someone is looking for me, I'll be in the Tilted Kilt. Go Netherlands!
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11 juni 2014 18:05 | Door: Paul en Kitty
Ja, ja, het WK volgen in the Tilted Kilt !
In elk geval mocht de wedstrijd teleurstellend verlopen dan zal er voldoende afleiding zijn om het leed te verzachten.
Veel plezier met het WK en met alles wat je nog gaat ondernemen.
19 juni 2014 13:53 | Door: OK
Ik heb geen hand reading of aura reading nodig om het volgende te voorspellen:
Met alleen maar zeer langzaam rennen en een kamelenbult beklimmen gevolgd door urenlange sessies in de Tilted Kilt, gaat je conditie er zeker niet op vooruit.
Dat leidt tot de tweede voorspelling: Je geliefde broer gaat jou de eerstvolgende wedstrijd in Nederland verslaan.
Moet je daar rouwig om zijn? Nee, die gezellige uren in het gezelschap van (vast wel gewillige) dames maken veel, zo niet alles goed! Ben je intussen al overgestapt van bier naar whisky?