Saturday, 6 August 2011
I got up in time (just) for a pre breakfast 3 mile run and beach workout. Stunning location but eaten alive by the dreaded midges!!
Breakfast was followed by a 5 mile trail walk.
Lunch was followed by a 20 mile mountain bike ride on trails, closely followed by an upper body circuit session.
And rounded off with a collapse into the hot tub!! It was hot and bubbly!!!
I have never done so much exercise in one day. I discovered a few more things about myself. I'm a big scaredy cat going downhill on a bike! I was constantly told to get my hands off the brakes. And true to form I struggled going uphill as well. Encouragement in the form of "PEDAL, PEDAL, PEDAL" had little effect on my dead legs. No problem, I got shoved up from behind. And when that wasn't fast enough I was dragged up!!
I discovered that when you run out of energy it means you haven't eaten enough. Ooops! Forgot I had stuff in my backpack.
And I fell off. THREE times! Once into the river, once going up a hill and once at the side of the main road (that one really hurt!)
But I kinda enjoyed (most) of it. Although I don't half ache all over!