Transition and the off season
Since ironman Wales I have been pretty busy, and I had a cold for about 2 weeks. Its taken a while but I have relaxed into the minimal activity that I have been doing! I have started planning next season, I’m feeling pretty relaxed about next year though. Meanwhile here are some of the things that I have been up to and enjoying again in the last 5 weeks;
Going to a wedding
I had a cold unfortunately but enjoyed eating, drinking and camping in the New Forest, beautiful…
Or attempting to, not ideal conditions the times I’ve been out, but have had fun splashing about in the sea.
Cycling with my husband
My husband has bought a road bike, so I have been showing him a few routes.
Cooking, cooking, and more cooking
Lots of baking, and experimenting has been going on in my kitchen.
My oldest boy has developed an obsession with identifying mushrooms, which has meant lots of foraging in the woods.
The big smoke
As a surprise for my husbands “special” birthday I took him to London. We had a great time wandering around Brick Lane, eating and drinking, and made a special visit to Nopi, which was fantastic, I even saw Ottolenghi at the bar and got a bit star struck. I wanted to go and say hi but by the time I had decided to go over he was leaving, (let that be a lesson!) We spent the next evening watching 3 back to back surf films at The London Surf Film Festival which was a real treat for us.
A bit more bike maintenance
I have been meaning to get my mountain bike gear cables changed, so I did that and then went out on my road bike. The gear cable snapped for the rear derailed, and I had to cycle home in a very hard gear, ouch (luckily it happened at the end of the ride). I investigated and have bought a new derailler, and shifters 🙁 It is now in quarantine in the garage! I am suddenly desperate to get out on my bike, so I had to go off road this week, which is no bad thing!
Launching my website