I’m sitting outside on the patio in the scorching heat typing this blog with a slight furrow in my brow. I’m concentrating. I feel really really tired. My husband has just brought me a lovely mug of coffee and I’m hoping that its true what they say - hot drinks can refresh you in the … Continue reading A month in Training – North Endurance
I’ve survived my first week of training following workouts set out by a coach - hurrah. Training was harder than I expected and there was no day off as swimming counts as “active recovery”. Monday: This was my “rest day” i.e. I was given a swim to do. I can totally understand the point however, … Continue reading First coached training week 😁
Its been a great week. We thoroughly enjoyed our mini staycation, see earlier posts. Since returning I enjoyed a lovely evening with some friends. On this occasion it was about chatting and drinking but we’ve also formed a litter picking group called ‘the Rombles’. Due to everyone being busy it has been difficult to all … Continue reading Pogging anyone?
It’s the last evening of our lovely little holiday here at Private Hill. The weather has been spectacular all week. I cant believe I’ve been liberally applying Factor 30 all week and even have burnt ankles because I ‘missed a bit’. We brought the GoPro9 camera with us to film some of the bike rides. … Continue reading Bombing around the Wolds on the bike with GoPro
Yesterday we set off on a bike ride to York to meet my son and his girlfriend for lunch. It was only 25k there so set off quite late morning and enjoyed an unusual lie in and lingering breakfast on the decking. All the cycling around here is stunning. The ride was easy apart from … Continue reading A bike ride to York, beautiful sunshine and the obligatory getting a wee bit lost run
A few hours ago we arrived at the Private Hill luxury domes set high on a hill with the alpacas Rodney, Perseus and Ziggy on the doorstep. We were delighted by our welcome back note and free bottle of champagne 🍾. Awesome thank you very much Roddy😁. Of course it would be rude not to … Continue reading Arrival at luxury dome and Michelin star food (Peut etre)….
I’ve been back swimming at our local pool for a few weeks now. I’ve noticed that getting there is a race and that this race falls into two parts. Part 1: Beating the online rugby scrum to get a swimming slot. This involves frantically checking the website every few minutes 7 days before you want … Continue reading Swimming Pool Race
With just two weeks to go until the time with my online coach starts, I’m feeling excited! As instructed, I’ve downloaded an app called training peaks. Out cycling in the sunshine I’ve synced the app to seemingly everything apart from the kitchen sink. Ok I’ve not synced it to the toaster (yet). However, its now … Continue reading Exciting times and Training Peaks
In a perfect example of memory loss I forgot I had eyebrow dye on. Packet said 5 minutes. It was 30 minutes before I remembered.... Last week I found myself watching a documentary with Davina McCall on Menopausal madness and nodding....... a lot. Although the word menopause may inspire some to exhale loudly and walk … Continue reading Managing the machiavellian, militant and memory losing menopausal self 😝
Out where a friend is a friend. Out where the longhorn cattle feed, on the lowly gypsum weed. Back in the saddle again. Yeeeehah. What a difference two weeks can make! Just 14 days ago I was sore, completely fed up and ready to lose all hope with my aspirations. Roll forward to today and … Continue reading I’m back in the saddle again