Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Sunday update

April is well underway, it is Easter Sunday and I have a plan for April. I will have paid another £200 off my target leaving only £500 to go. 
I bought a specialized roubaix 'ruby' expert road bike. It's a top bike and looks great!  I don't look quite so great on it at the moment as it is taking some time to get used to the gears and balancing on such a small and light bike.  It makes my Claude Butler feel like a tank!
I am taking it slowly..went for 15 miles today round the hilly route out of Whaddon to try out those gears. Felt like I was back all those months ago when I was going downhill and being so scared that I was going to hit a pot hole and come flying off.  Eventually I found a bit of confidence and managed 18mph on the flat. Now I am soooo sore I need to sit on an ice pack!  Also it made my hands ache with a change of arm position and I could feel muscles working that I never noticed when cycling before - my stomache muscles (keeping balance) and my thighs (can only be good - have you seeeen the size of them?!)
I am going to try to cycle everywhere rather than drive - the cost of petrol is getting ridicuous and eat sensibly and give up eating chocolate and crisps of an evening, so far so good, this is my second day with no junk food. Going to take it one day at a time and hope I will lose a stone along the way.

I did 100 miles in March - I am aiming to double that this month and ride 200 miles.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Darling,
    Very proud of you today on your new road bike and how quickly your confidence has grown cycling.
    Keep up the good work, I will support you as best as I can. xx