I used to go on holiday where we cycled to all the locations we stayed and carried all the gear on our bikes. I have cycled around the Eastern and Western Scottish island, Northumberland and Norway. However, when I went to university I virtually stopped cycling and certainly nothing serious.
So why do I mention here?
Yesterday my husband serviced our bikes and we went for a cycle ride. It was really enjoyable cycling on one of the National Cycle Networks through the villages near where we live, particularly as we hadn’t done the route before. It was only meant to be a quick ride so we got some exercise, but somehow, our 20 minute cycle became almost 2 hours! The route took us to almost outside my work before we turned round, which means I now know the safe route to cycle to work and once I can do the ride quicker I can join some of my colleagues who frequently commute to work on their bikes.
I was expecting to feel the cycling today so planned to have an easier exercise day. Instead, when I got home I couldn’t feel any muscle pain so decided to go for a run instead, oh dear! I didn’t last very long before my leg muscles gave up.