My greatest cycling challenge yet, turned out to be my greatest cycling disappointment yet. I managed to do about 50 miles of the Etape Eryri Canol but I couldn’t finish – it was just too tough and a puncture gave me the excuse I needed to quit. I am gutted but it was just too hard for me.
What’s worse is that – it’s six weeks since the Etape and I haven’t been on my bike since. First I was knackered, so I wanted a rest for a few days, a few days became a week then a month and now nearly two months. I can’t explain why – I seem to have just got out of the habit of cycling and can’t get back into it.It feels a bit like when your sulking with a friend – you want to make friends but you don’t know what to say and your a bit nervous about making the first move.
I haven’t even finished paying for my bike yet! A deduction for the cycle to work scheme is still coming out of my salary every month and my lovely Bianchi is sitting in the shed unloved. I’ve also put on six pounds in six weeks! Not only because of the lack of exercise but due to the comfort eating and boredom of sitting at home instead of getting out on my bike. I wonder if I’ve lost all the fitness I’d built up already?
So unfortunately no pics of beautiful Snowdonia scenery and my lovely Bianchi bike this month – but no more excuses during August. Today is the first day of the month, I’ve re read my posts, reminded myself how much I enjoyed cycling and have promised myself that I will start again tomorrow 😉