As ever, I’m more than a little humbled at the response of people.
This time it was to my last post concerning a few local difficulties that Rachel and I are experiencing.
Thank you again to everyone who took the time to offer advice, encouragement, a rallying cry, a dinner invite (!) and who reminded me how many people out there do care.
This little wobble is timely. I’m counting down the days until I take on a 100km bike ride as part of my well-intentioned but slightly stuttering Minutes Not Money idea.
Rachel and I are getting a grip on the “stuff” and I’m maintaining a tight grip on my training.
I have been managing 10 miles before work most mornings and then anywhere between 15 and 30-mile training rides at the weekend. I’ll be increasing that weekend mileage over the next couple of weeks before tackling the 100km route next month.
I am still enjoying venturing out on my bike, particularly as I’ve now taken it for a much-needed service (it feels like a brand new bike).
There is a simplicity to riding along very quiet roads and lanes early in the morning that can help put things in perspective or simply allow you to escape from your own thoughts for a while.
I’m planning to keep on riding after October 3. I may even get to do the original Minutes Not Money plan next year instead.
I’ll provide a few more ideas for those who want to support my 100km ride over the next couple of days.
Thanks to those who have stuck with me on this and who might still want to pledge their support.
It helps a lot.