For months now, I’ve been saying that as soon as it starts to warm up that I’ll cycle to work (around a 20km round trip) on the days where I don’t have to work at my night job later on… And well… Its now warmer…
So yesterday was the first ride in for the summer, and as expected it was a little hard going and slower than I was, once upon a time when I cycled everywhere!
It was a nice way to start the day though, I had forgotten how refreshing it is to start work fresh out of the shower after a cycle ride through the city! An added bonus on top of the fitness, and speeding up my journey to my “summer bod” (I am definitely aiming to keep it longer than summer!).
The ride home was not so nice… I was tender from the ride in, and was riding directly against the wind. Brutal. There were a couple points were I found myself questioning my life decisions (and on a side note, I personally think if you don’t ever do this you’re not pushing yourself hard enough hahaha).
At one point, I was soo sore and knackered, that when a car got caught behind me at a narrow part of a road and had to wait, I found myself laughing a little like a mad woman. I literally could not pedal faster, I was feeling as tender as it comes from sitting on a bike seat for the first time in months, and I just had to laugh at myself.
A win for commitment yesterday!