25 4 / 2014
I’m volunteering at parkrun tomorrow cos my injury in my hip just isn’t getting better.
I’m so pissed off with it. I’ve given it time (2 months in fact!), rest (doing the minimal which is one gym session and one zumba class a week), been stretching it, rolling it out and using short courses of ibuprofen. I think the time has come to go to the doctors about it.
Anyway, parkrun. Luckily I’m not on barcode scanning duty because I think I fluffed it up last time so I asked to be a marshal. I shall be dancing on the spot just to keep warm I think!
24 4 / 2014
If your reading this, go drink a glass of water, right now… Then reblog so that your followers can do it too. :)
16 3 / 2014
As I’m not running at the moment (hip has flared up again!) I made the most of the beautiful weather and started my training for the Bikeathon and London to Windsor bike rides. My main intention was just to get so time in the saddle and to try out my new clipless pedals so I rode mostly on the roads so there wasn’t too much risk of me losing my balance by sudden stops or turning sharply.
I was so nervous turning out of my drive that I was shaking but all the way down the road I just played around with clipping my feet in and out of the pedals. It is soooo strange (and slightly terrifying!) being clipped in and I expected to have a few hairy moments but there were none. Once I got going I could immediately feel the benefits; as I climbed a few incredibly steep hills I could pull up on the pedal as well as push down; there was no chance for my feet to slip off the pedals, and it was easier to get the pedal in the correct position before pushing off.
I am converted!
08 3 / 2014
I put clipless pedals on my bike today and rode around in the garden for half an hour or so to get used to them.
I was quite surprised how easy it was to get out of them. I only panicked once when I went around a tree, over-balanced and couldn’t work out why my foot was still attached to the pedal!
I’m not quite ready to make a tit of myself on the roads with them but I’ll have to soon because I just signed up to the London to Windsor bike ride which is 55 miles!