After giving myself a severe talking to, having received many lovely messages of encouragement and support following my ‘CBA’ blog and with a ray of sunshine sneaking through the clouds, I finally donned my cycling gear for the first time this year and got on my bike.
Now, I’d like to give glowing reports but it was a bit cold, a bit hard work, a bit far and a bit wet. I was bit slow, a bit sore and a bit off balance but other than that it was perfect start to this year’s training!
Thanks to John who came with me ‘for a little warm up’ before doing some ‘proper exercise’. A very sincere ‘thank you’ to everyone who took the time to message me. I have been really touched by your support, encouragement and suggestions to help find my ‘get up and go’ again.
I cycled 36km, was outdoors for two hours, came home wrapped myself up with the dog and a blanket and slept for the following two hours but most importantly, it has given me the kick start I needed. I realise it will take more than one ride to get back on track, so I have a goal (more about this another day), I’m making a plan and in the absence of anything else in my lockdown diary, I have no excuse!
For a ‘bit off balance’ I mean just a bit wobbly setting off. Not the ‘in danger of falling in front of other road users’ kind of off balance. So you can sleep well tonight. x