Ding Ding….Round two


Now I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been out on trusty old Boris -various reasons. The christmas rush, the dodgy bug etc etc ,but I really didn’t expect my legs to turn to jelly quite so soon. To be fair once I’d got past the first few miles they didn’t feel so bad and if they did I was revelling in getting splattered with mud – off-road cycling, I love it. Well apart from the bit where I got stuck in the mud -note to self -must pedal harder!! The only downside to todays cycle was a gang of stroppy ramblers -why do they think they own the place!! Now I know I don’t have a bell on my bike but I always shout ‘excuse me’ in plenty of time. But that wasn’t good enough for the ‘stroppy ramblers’ -no apparently if you don’t have a bell you should shout ‘ding ding’ rules of the countryside and all that (don’t remember reading that in the countryside rulebook -I’m sure they were taking the p***!) Anyway I smiled politely (while sticking 2 fingers up in my mind) and pedaled of on my second lap. When I came to them again I did as asked and shouted ‘ding ding’ were they happy -no! I made them jump…………………Pft!!!

Still it was a good ride out and it was the only Janathon thing I intended to do today, well it was but then my legs started to seize up -so I went for a sneaky run, feeling fine now but give it a few hours and I just might need a swim -what time does the leisure centre shut!

5.8 miles cycled. 2.2 miles run

Mileage adding up nicely

Bring on day 3

Rides,Rugby,Ramblers and Running……..

So after last nights ridiculously short blog – sorry but I was just a little bit too giddy. Well it’s not every day that Wakefield Trinity beat the supposedly mighty Leeds Rhinos and we didn’t just beat them – we stuffed em, shame I’m not a work to wind a few people up!

Anyway it was a busy day all round – Jack had his friend round for the day and we had a bike ride planned. The weather was doing it’s best to spoil our plans but we don’t give up easily in the Earnshaw household. We did however set off later than intended, mainly due to Hubby playing hide n seek with the shed keys – I mean come on, why didn’t I think to look in the peg bag for them, such an obvious place……………..

So eventually we set off, the rain lashed down and the wind blew – typical Summer Holiday Weather.Still the lads didn’t complain. Within 10 minutes we were down by the canal and they were in their element helping to work the lock to let two boats through. We carried on along the riverbank, sheltered under the motorway bridge to have lunch (summer!!) then they made a den in the woods and played rugby before heading back.We could have done without the ‘rambler rage’ on the way back – cos they really own the footpath – not!! Nearly four hours of fun all of the cost of a picnic – perfect day out, even got back in time to watch the gymnasts win a medal!

Yes the Olympics are going down well in our house, in fact I’m getting addicted, this red button thing is ace. Always something to watch. However it does have it’s downside -Jack knows how it works. It doesn’t matter what sport I’m watching Jack manages to find the women’s beach volleyball channel- and it’s not their sporting prowess he’s interested in – boys!!

So after a hectic day yesterday it’s been a much quieter day today(sneaked in a nearly 6 mile run though) -sleeping beauty slept until half ten and I managed to watch the equestrian thing (not sure what you call it) some diving, swimming and arrow firing before Jack found the sand strippers – sorry but the lack of clothing is really started to naff me off.

A great couple of days

More Olympics and an art gallery tomorrow

Bring it on




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