Views over Tuscan countryside from my exercise bike.
September is a great time to get back into the swing of things with the whole new shiny academic year thing going on. Already, I’ve learnt a lot.
I’ve learnt: –
That doing any long stints on a stationary bike is boring, even if you have a glorious Tuscan hillside vista to enjoy.
That inexplicably people are more impressed if you say you are doing a half marathon on a bike (even though that is 21k) than a 20k
I am fitter and leaner than I was (have lost 3lbs) , despite eating huge quantities of all Italian delicacies on our holiday, pasta, white bread, ice cream.
Since my return, I have discovered Lizi’s Low Sugar Granola which I’ve been having with almond milk to add more protein on Emma’s advice to my previously very high gi breakfast of weetabix with lots of sugar.
Coupled with my morning Spatone which has become part of my every day routine, I am definitely feeling more energised.
At the time of writing we have 37 days to go until the event, and it’s starting to hit home.
I usually manage to be very solitary while I ride and choose quiet times of day and low traffic rural roads, I absolutely LOVE the thinking time and space it gives me.
So I am nervous about cycling alongside so many other people on the roads on the day. I’m also a bit anxious about the hills.
But, I am very excited about the challenge day and know that I will be SO proud of myself when I have finished.