This evening I cycled for the 25 miles home from work. The first real bit of exercise I’ve done since completing the Sandstone trail challenge on the 12th of May. I couldn’t have picked a better day for it weather wise and it wasn’t long before I realised why I had been enjoying my cycling so much. Leading up to the Sandstone trail challenge I’d been taking it easier and afterwards I’d had to so it was good to be finally out on the bike again.
Part of the challenge over the last few months of challenges 30 is going to be staying injury free to complete the physical challenges I’ve got coming up:
3rd June Le Terrier 104 mile cycling sportive
1st July Mountain Marathon in the Lake District
15th July Birmingham City Triathlon
Part of the reason for completing the challenges over the past year has been to get back into doing the sporting activities I used to love doing but have since started to neglect. I’m definitely back in the game when it comes to participation and I think part of this is listening to my body more and not feeling bad about easing off when I know it will be better long term. I’m also much better at eating and drinking on the move, keeping myself fuelled and hydrated.
I think the problem now will be that I have learned about so many events and sports disciplines that I didn’t know existed that I will have trouble fitting everything in that I want to do even when the challenged 30 year has finished!