Cold ears, achey legs. Brakes had been playing up before I left, but they were ok, but the gears messed me about. They go up fine, but not down. The opposite was true before I fiddled with it.
The wind was freezing on the way home, it was dark and nearly all uphill. The worst part was I was starving. When I initially started all this my appetite went through the roof, and before leaving to cycle the 15 miles home I'd have a little something, but I've adjusted and I'm not so hungry anymore, so after lunch at 1pm, didn't have anything all afternoon, and left about 5.30. The wind was against me, and after the an hour I felt hollow and weak. I got home at 7pm and ate two bananas before I had the strength to get into the shower.
According to BikeRadar I burned 2460 calories going to work and back.
I have to remind myself that hard training will make me hard.
Sorry, harder. I'm already a badass.
Today is a rest day, but I will be doing some yoga, Pilates and some ballet. I'm liking this video at the moment recommended by the other Lucy. She is my ballet Yoda. Although slightly taller and less green.
I was thinking I should take some horrific swimsuit pictures to really chart my progress. Then I realised this aint Weight Watchers and quite frankly I'm not that brave. So as my butt is my most hated body part, I was going to document that with a monthly (clothed) rear shot. And then tell myself that it's important to blog like no one is watching, or it gets boring.