|Late summer mist|
So, it's the 1st September. Already there is a whiff of Autumn in the air - soft colours, some mists, the harvest is under way and school uniforms are being checked.
We're looking forward to this year's London Skyride 2011. Looks like a slightly different route this year. Even Rachel is coming, albeit as a spectator and to add some atmosphere. Hannah will be pleased to ride on the pannier rack of my 1984 Dawes Galaxy while Rachel has a wobble on her bike for just a short stretch.
|Taken on the 2010 London Skyride|
Cycled to work a couple of times this week, enjoyed every minute. My roundabout technique is proving useful in catching a driver's eye and making sure they have clocked me. A couple of days ago I found myself catching the eye of a Youth Offending Team pal, Nick. At least I thought it was him so I emailed him.
"Was it you?" I asked.
"Why yes. You were very focussed"
"Now that makes a change"
"I suppose it does" he said.
I need to avoid drifting, fitness-wise: I need a goal. Thinking about the Luton Marathon 2011. On one hand, why would I want to run around a grotty place like Luton, taking in 3 laps and for it to be in December? Last year it was cancelled because of the snowy weather. But then, who cares where it is, the important thing is to get out there and do it. Could be a great way of finishing the year off. The trick will be getting the training in without resorting to gym membership again - will need to run 4 times a week for the next 3 months.
Still mixing running with cycling and enjoying it. Not excelling at either. Although I've cycled all my adult life, I don't think I'm a particularly "good" cyclist having never applied myself in a training sense when I was younger. I wish now I had and running too. If only I could put the clock back about 30 years!
Stress is well under control at work. There are always a few niggles though. Workload is fine, not too much.but there are some incomprehensible things kicking around at present. While there are many positive things to the Coalition Government, some things are a bit fanciful in my view.