He remembers that we are dust

I am writing this whilst settling back into a chair in just the right position to hold an ice pack on to my spine between my shoulder blades. This is just another part of my body to be subjected to the ice-pack treatment. Training for this bike ride has been one long saga of setbacks... Continue Reading →

Kit List: what have I forgotten?

Making a list for my cycle ride. 5 days worth of stuff because David can bring supplies for days 6,7 and 8.  So far: cycling outfit (shorts/t-shirt/socks) x 2 (That's one set on and one being 'recycled') pants - 1 pair ('1pair?' Mind your own business) trackie bottoms x1 warm fleece x 1 wet weather... Continue Reading →

Sixty Miles!

So I cycled 60 miles yesterday - and the only part of my body that hurts is the one part that has absolutely nothing to do with riding my bike - my teeth! This does seem a little unfair but 'hey',  I'm deeply, deeply grateful that no other bits of me are hurting. Some bits... Continue Reading →

Supersonic Cycling!

Today I began my training regime for my big summer ride. I rode 615 miles around Draycote  Water!!!! No kidding - check this out: And if you look closely, I went all that way and didn't even make it home! I wouldn't have minded but it was a bit galling to find out I'd gone... Continue Reading →

London Triathlon: 2012

(This post is really only for people interested in Triathlons!) Last weekend was the London Tri organised by Virgin Active. It advertises itself as the world's largest so  I guess that must be true. Don't let that put you off though if you are thinking of entering an open water triathlon. You can do Sprint... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Blenheim hosts Triathlon

Yesterday's sunshine was a welcome relief after a very wet week and showed off  glorious Blenheim stately home at its best.  But I didn't go to potter around the gardens or meander round the State rooms. I went  to swim in the lake, cycle three times round the estate and run twice round the lake.... Continue Reading →

Open Water Swimming – First Time

Setting the alarm last night for 5.45am, the opening line for this blog post came to me, 'I have joined the lunatic fringe'! And yes, the notion of flinging myself into a freezing lake before 8am on a saturday morning did feel slightly insane. But it wasn't, it SO wasn't. First of all when we... Continue Reading →

Still learning to Swim

I have recently learnt to swim... again.I guess I must have learnt when I was very small because I have loads of memories of swimming but none whatsoever of  actually being taught to swim, which probably explains why I was never very good. Terror of being underwater isn't exactly an asset for successful swimming and had,... Continue Reading →

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