OK, not exactly AWOL, since we did have official leave. On Friday, Rebekah, Caroline and I biked, swam and then hustled to the airport to catch a short flight to Singapore. There was some new sponsor gear to pick up at the TBB main shop, and also I had to leave Thailand so that I could restart another 30 day visa, upon returning.
The plans were grand- go to the TBB bike shop, get a massage, get a pedicure, manicure, go shopping, rest, sleep, all in less than 48 hours. The time flew by far too quickly. We wandered around looking for a place to eat, while the TBB mechanics worked on their speedy Cervelos. The business district was rather quiet on the weekend, but there was certainly no shortage of Starbucks, which made the coffee addict girls happy.
The cuisine in Singapore is varied, everything you can probably think of. Not sure how but we ended up eating some Indian food Saturday, which was only the second time I have tried it I think. We kept asking if the dishes were spicy, “no spicey, and only little spicey” were what the lady answered. Hmm… guess spicey is all relative, just like fast and slow. I think the only thing that did not burn my lips off was the steamed rice. It did not make for a very good long run the next morning.
We stayed at the TBB apartment while there, which was super. Very comfy, convenient, a nice pool, and running trails just outside the door. The one odd thing was the “fireman lift”, right beside the sign that says no using the elevator during a fire. Of course the building did have 35 stories.
Now I am back in Krabi, ready to settle in for another little stretch of training before heading to Abu Dabi for a new triathlon race there. That should be a very interesting trip I am sure. But first I need to get in a solid week and a half of training. Fast and spicey, all relative, so I need to make my slow quite spicey.