Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Short n flat

For the first time in my adult life I wore a pair of shorts yesterday to run.  I've always been self conscious of my legs and preferred to wear 3/4 leggings in summer and full length in winter.  But I decided it was time to get the legs out and wear shorts.  My legs ain't perfect but they're reasonably toned, not much cellulite and only a couple of wee broken veins.  Not bad for a 45 yo mother of 3 who's been an exercise hating lazy bitch for most of her adult life!

I took Delilah out for a spin this morning.  The plan was a wee 10 mile loop but I managed to hit a pothole and got a flat tyre.  So only managed 6.6 miles. I've had a fair amount of abuse (you know who you are!!) when I admitted that I don't know how to fix a puncture and don't even own a tyre pump.  I may be inexperienced but I'm not dumb.  Once I learn how to do it I'll be fine.  In my experience there are no stupid questions.  If I don't know how to do something I'll find someone who does and ask them to teach me.

And now I have the excitement of waiting for a Wiggle parcel to arrive :-)


  1. Ooh, new pump? Or shorts :-) got to hate changing tyres.. That is what cycle shops are for after all!!!
    Shorts are good, but just don't go down my route for the fake tan!! Oh dear, not looking good for Sat .. But then, I'm too old to give a shit :-)

  2. Looking good in your shorts :-) Honestly, cycle maintenance is fun and opens up a whole new world of tools and gadgets. You'll love it.

  3. I had my first tri a couple of months ago. I was told, make sure your tyres are nice and hard . so i pumped hard (you know waht i mean !) . No one told me you could split the tube. only found out when i got the bike out at the start . Had to change a tube for the first time since i was about 12..and real quick. A nice man took it of me and showed me how. I felt 12 again. I can do it now tho :-)


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