It’s just like riding a bike….

This week has started with a bang! Yesterday I did a 19k run, followed today by a 10k cycle and some dance teaching today, and finally some foam-roller loving. On the run I felt great – I was completely in the zone, and I put all my hills in the last 6k. Today my left adductor is having it’s revenge. It was only supposed to be 18k but I went an extra 0.7k to get myself  a chocolate milk from Sainsburys. Wouldn’t you?

Last weekend I got myself a new set of wheels: a new bike! I haven’t had a bike since I was in my teens. It’s a mixture of street-cool (it’s black and white) and softie (it has a basket). I was soooo looking forward to flying through the air all carefree and independent like when I was 15. And getting an ice cream and hanging out at the beach like the cool kids.

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I totally forgot about how hard it is! How it could be calm all day until you get on your bike, and suddenly the wind blows a gale. How trees are suddenly the enemy with their branches whipping you in the face. And how flies seem even more determined to fly into your mouth than while running.

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First ride: looking a little surprised that I made it back without any cuts and scrapes!

But – it’s all worth it when you get your speed up and suddenly you are 15 again flying through the air. :) All I need is Hanson playing on my disc man iPhone and it could be Summer of 1997.

Ellie B