When I think back to Christmas time I used to watch Chris go out on his bike and think I wish I could do that. then two weeks ago I did an amazing thing, I cycled 20 miles, Something I thought was totally impossible for me. Ohh I have days when I can’t go out as my pains just wont let me and I am a defeatist as I think I cant do it too, Chris encourages me all the way.
We were out shopping around 3 weeks ago and we passed Souter Lighthouse on our way to South Shields, I said to Chris that it was my goal to cycle to it, of course I never really thought that I would be able to do it. I was just saying it in the hope that one day I would.
Our weather these last two days has been perfect for cycling, yesterday we took our bikes to be serviced a 14 mile cycle trip. This morning I hurt like hell and took a couple of pain killers before we set out, we decided we would just cycle to get a coffee, a simple 5 miles there and 5 miles back, just enough to keep me supple.
We got to the stop and I felt fine so decided to go a little further, before I new it I was here.
Simply amazing. Of course my patient cycling partner helped me believe I could do it, I love this guy.
So I reached my goal, but heck I still felt fine and wanted to keep going, so, we did.
We decided to keep going on the road to South Shields, we stopped for a wee brake and some refreshments, a bottle of water and a banana.
South Shields Park
And then the ride home.
To be totally honest with you all the hardest part of the rides is getting in and out of our village it is so hilly, the Hall bend was a total killer on the way home.
So if you are wondering how far we did.
I beat 4 personal bests
And I burned a whopping
Calories 2514 kcal
My personal trainer (Chris) is very proud of me.