School holidays are upon us (by which I mean Orin and I), but while Orin tries to juggle parenting with writing his guide to Office on the iPad, I've left the gamekeeper in charge at the Manor and retreated to the coast.
Holidays doesn't mean taking a vacation however. This was something of a last minute trip and I brought plenty of work with me. (Right now I'm perched out the front of the Byron Bay library, eating my lunch). I have two manuscripts to edit, and 15000 words on Hooper 3 to do before the kids go back to school. While they're at the beach, I'm in the library. There's lot of shoeless children here, and backpackers, and it's sometimes difficult to tell them apart.
We hit the road in a bit of rush last night, and I forgot to pack my joggers along with a few other things. Only realised when I got up to exercise. Had to ditch my usual routine in the local footy grounds for a soft sand workout down at the water. It was unpleasantly difficult, but the greater intensity means I can burn more in less time, which is always good.
I stuck with a lot of shuttle runs up and the slope of the beach, broken at each end by the usual pushups, sit ups etc. The hamstring strain I picked up in that bloody soccer match is still hanging around, so I didn't push it too hard.
Anyway, this mung bean and quinoa salad* is done and my break's over.
I'm trying to edit a 100 000 word manuscript on my iPad, as sort of an experiment. I'll report back on how that goes in a day or two.
*May have been a bacon and cheese muffin.