After the start of December and the completion of my final Bikeability for the year time seemed to gallop on, hence no Blog posts! fixing/replacing lights in the kitchen and porch along with getting the van sorted with its new power steering pump [£392!] and christmas food shopping with all our visitors to feed seemed to take up time.
I have managed a couple of runs and the odd cycle ride and as of this morning I only have to run another 1.5 miles to hit the 600 mile mark for running the year! So I hope to get a run in before the end of the year.
It has been a busy month, with Mrs Ian B and IanBs dotter spending several days in London, the weather has been atrocious and as I type this storm ‘Frank’ is outside, not quite as wet as the North but very windy [seems silly to me to give them names just ‘hypes’ it all up, like the word ‘weather bomb’, how to scare people without trying!!!!] so not much cycling. I did enjoy a 5 mile run on Christmas eve and felt very righteous being out! Still very warm though, I notice many cyclists out in shorts!
Christmas has been and gone, we had a wonderful Christmas with some lovely gifts from my family and with visits from our 3 children and 3 grandchildren, the twins growing fast now nearly 4 months old!!! It has been spent I have to say eating!, not so much drinking [unless tea counts?] so having not been on the scales, I daren’t think what weight has been gained!
We have managed to spend some time down at the seaside’s of Sidmouth and Seaton, giving granddaughter a chance to try out her scooter on flat terrain, over a longer distanc.
I intend to go to Kettlebells tonight so that will be a good indicator. Only just over two months to the Grizzly event, so now have to think of miles in the legs, but! My left ham string has started to niggle away again, not sure if it’s the kettlebells irritating it, and my right knee seems to have developed a slight pain, not really hurting but, more of an ache, I hope neither develop further.