Friday, 27 May 2011

Delilah meets Ka

Took Delilah out for her first outing on the bike rack on my new Ka.  We both survived ok.  It took me longer to get her strapped on safely than I managed time in the saddle!!

I love cycling but I'm finding it quite hard.  I don't feel confident going out on my own and am really scared of falling off at speed.  I've only fallen off once so far and that was onto grass.  But I know I need to TTFU and just get out there.

She needed a quick hose down when we got back and I have to apply some dry lube to her bits apparently (ooer!) but I'm learning about bike maintenance.  And other stuff, like liberally applying Vaseline ;-)


Hello!  Thanks for checking out my new blog.  I'm an old hand at blogging, been doing it for a few years now but I wanted to start afresh with one just about my attempts to complete a triathlon this year.

2010 was a life changing year for me.  A lot of it was pretty horrible but I survived.  I came out the other end stronger, happier and healthier than I've ever been in my life.  I decided I would like to do something meaningful to me so I challenged myself to train and compete in a triathlon.  All was going well until I got whooping cough.

I'm almost back to full health, I'm training again and I will take part in a triathlon this year. Running and cycling are going well although I'm not back swimming properly yet.  But I'm nearly there.  Whenever I feel tired, sore or just plain sorry for myself I think of Jane Tomlinson and all that she achieved.  She is my inspiration.

Give me some time to play about with the blog but do come back and visit :-)