Yesterday’s pedal home was done in a howling head wind, but it was sunny. The head wind resulted in my lowest ever average speed for my road bike, that of a shameful 11mph, but it’s mostly uphill home so add the head wind and that equals a good work out. In theory.
A nice still clear day here this morning and it was pleasant to pedal in without a wind and staying dry as well was a bonus. I ordered some new overboots yesterday from Amazon. These little blighters.
£11.99 of my hard earned to keep my feet extra dry and toastie through the oncoming onslaught of winter. I deliberately went for an overshoe with a velcro closure at the back as my Endura overshoes were zipped and the zip kept failing. This was largely in part due to my lower calves which are a tad bigger than the average cyclist. I’m not bigging my muscles up here by the way, it’s just that my build is short and fat.
Segueing nicely onto fat, or that of losing it by strict food discipline, my grub yesterday was as follows:
Breakfast – 2 Shredded Wheat
Lunch – Sorrell and Watercress soup
Dinner – Bacon, Leek and Mushrooms on toast.
Evening snack – 4 Oranges.
The dinner sounds a bit of a snack and not a proper dinner. There is a reason for that, we had to get a wiggle on last night as our older Lurcher Eddie has had his toe amputated due to a cancerous lump Wifey found the other day, we had to get him to the vets to get his dressing changed, then we had to get back, get fed, then get our daughter to Air Cadets. All in all the usual hectic Chapman existence.
Oh yeah, nearly forgot, I did my upper body, core excercises too, my lower Abs are in bits now. Hello Abs, I remember you…