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!
02 3 / 2014
I spent like £100 on cycling stuff today.
For years, literally, I’ve wanted to get some SPD pedals and proper cycling shoes with the cleats and I finally found some that were recommended and within my budget.
I also got some new tights :) Can’t wait for them to arrive so I can go riding with my buddies and train for my 30-mile bikeathon!
23 2 / 2014
I had the most excruciating pain in my hip out at the 5k point in a 10k training run today, so much so at one point I was close to passing out and/or throwing up. It wasn’t muscular pain, it was right in the joint. Something seriously felt wrong.
There was no rhyme or reason for it, it just came on as I was running along a perfectly flat stretch of pavement. I tested it several times with short periods of running but each time the pain returned. I gave up running and walked all the way home, almost 3 miles, limping and in agony.
As soon as I sat down at home the pain disappeared. Now, a couple of hours later it feels as if nothing had happened. Strange, huh?
The moral of the story: always take your phone with you on training runs. Anything could happen.
11 2 / 2014
I had to get the padlock cut off my locker at the gym today after I forgot to check the combination was still the one I set it as. Bit embarrassing…
To be fair an old lady next to me was getting changed in my full view so I was flustered and just wanted to get out of there!
But judging by the swiftness by which the guy behind the desk found the bolt cutters I assume they have the problem all the time.
01 2 / 2014
30 1 / 2014
Argh mum’s baking bread and it smells so good but I’m not eating bread at the moment but ugh the smell has filled the house and my mouth is watering but I can’t eat it and it’s incredibly frustrating because IT SMELLS SO GOOOOOOD!