A Strange Being in Asda……..Me!!!

Maybe we should change the name of Janathon to dodgyweatherathon, waking to torrential rain and howling winds was not what I wanted to hear when I had a bike ride planned -so much for setting the alarm for 8 o clock. Thankfully come lunchtime the rain had stopped and the sun was shinning, the wind was still blowing but in the name of Janathon I was going to risk managing to stay upright. Even better, why not kill two birds with one stone – I needed to nip to Asda for some art homework supplies for Jack (these collage creations are bloody expensive !!) so why not cycle there and back, only four miles not the eight I had planned but it all counts.

The good news is my iPhone mapped my route,I managed to stay upright and even better I now look ten years younger (slight exaggeration but any less is not funny!) such was the force of the wind my eyebrows are now in my hairline. Downside, the previous nights  non-stop rain meant I was cycling through a quagmire (it was bloody brilliant -had I have been a kid I would have ‘got well done’ as my 13-year-old would say, for being so mucky!) my bike weighed twice as much when I got back, I now have half of Pugneys (local water park) stuck to my wheels.

Still it was all good fun, though I could have done without the strange looks in Asda -have they never seen a woman in cycle gear shopping before. Granted I was a bit mud splattered and left a trail of muddy footprints as I walked but I was just shopping like the rest of them, glad I didn’t have a ‘Big Shop’ to do!!

Nearly four mile cycled

The knee seems to be coping

Bring it on

Wednesday Woes……………….

I knew it was going to be one of those days when I poured my granola into my coffee rather than onto my fruit, in fact I knew it was going to be one of those day when I first woke up and my knee felt like it had been smashed with a hammer – ouch!! Yep the’ emergency peas’ had failed in their mission to mend my knee, I wouldn’t mind but they were proper ‘Birds Eye’ ones not my usual ‘Asda SmartPrice’ pretend peas – maybe that’s where I went wrong.

To be fair the rest of the day wasn’t that bad – even though I was on my own with the class. No major disasters, I even managed maths not my best subject if I’m honest. I loved English – always was my favourite subject – even better we were doing Roald Dahl – top bloke. So we looked at loads of amazing ‘wow’ words – adjectives to you and me, and then having read The Twits, the kids had to write their own version of one of the tricks the Twits played on one another. For the last ten minutes I let them read some of their stories out. I wish I’d remembered that one kid has trouble with his ‘w’s. He didn’t get past the title ‘Tit Tricks’, and I was struggling to keep it together, by the time we’d had Mr Tit and Mrs Tit………………what did I say about it being one of those days!!

As  today was a planned  rest day I’ve just about coped with no running – although I will confess to a ‘ickle cycle’ to work and back to unstiffen my knee – did it work – well if the icepack on my knee is anything to go by…………No! Sadly Boris the Bike also seems to be in need of an ice-pack, in fact I think he’s heading to ‘Bike Heaven’, poor things creaking more than my knee. Looks like going on ‘ Mavis’ tomorrow- wish me luck.

6 miles cycled

No pain no gain (!)

Bring it on



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