I’ve turned into someone I barely recognise

As someone who has tended to lack a certain amount of self confidence in her abilities on a bike, I now barely recognise the person that I am becoming. If you’ve followed my blog, you might be a bit surprised by this. So let me explain myself. What I do possess is a ballsy determination.....

A record breaking decision

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be good at something. When I say good I mean really good.
I've wondered what it would be like to be one of life's winners, as that's never been me.

Riding Solo

Today is the day I sail to the Netherlands, for the biggest ride of my life.....except it’s not. 
No passenger ships are sailing, there is no race in the Netherlands or anywhere.
I thought I was ok with this.....

How to stay motivated during extreme social distancing

Unless you've had your head in a bucket of sand, there's no escaping the current global situation. From a sporting perspective, most of this year's events have either been cancelled or postponed.  There's still no guarantee that even the postponed events or those scheduled for later in the year will go ahead since we just don't know how any easing of restrictions will take effect, and whether groups that are part of the sporting experience will be permitted to gather.  Whether you are a follower or a participant in your chosen sport, this is an uncertain time and that IS a certainty!
Now that's the gloomy news over, but I'm determined that this post today will be an upbeat and helpful one.

A New Reality – Lockdown Wk2 – Days 6 & 7

Hurrah, another weekend at home adapting to our new normal.  On Saturday this meant that the Hubster whizzed around the house cleaning windows, dusting, clearing weeds from the garden, doing washing etc.  Since it's not something he does much of normally, I kept out of his way.
After three weeks of reduced exercise, and jumping on the scales to realise that I have gained 1/2 stone, I knew that I needed to pull my finger out and start recreating my daily exercise habit.
One problem though is that I am now sharing the turbo trainer with the Hubster. 

A New Reality – Lockdown Wk2 Day 5

A quiet day today, a reminder that it is the last working day of the week before the weekend.

The weekend is now two days where nothing much is different except that I don't need to work.  I spend less time in my back bedroom than the other days. Although I appreciate that at least I do have some differences in the days, as I am still working. For some,  weekdays are little different from the weekends right now, when you can't work and can't leave the house, each day is much the same as the others.

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