Emma W
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Beautiful Sunny/Windy Morning Ride

Emma W
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07 Sep 2014

Overcoming the Monkey.........

1 more weekend before my challenge, and unfortunately we will be in London.......

I was hoping to get a few more rides in before the event, however last weekend I had an awful Migraine which put my plans on hold.....however been out today and completed just over 21 miles and climbed 660ft. 

We set out trying to use our new toy, a Garmin Edge Tourer GPS.....perhaps we need to read the instructions more deeply as at first it sent us around our estate up all the big hills and after 3.5 miles back to our home address??? So we decided we would get to the Navigation Pub near Ashwood Nurseries and then set it to do a route again, I really struggled up to the lights at the Cat in Wordsley and across Cot Lane, but then told the monkey on my back to get stuffed......and got into my swing.  I have managed all the hills today without stopping and carrying a rucksack so I am definately making progress.  We swung out towards Wombourne, then Trysull, back towards Swindon, and Ashwood then back up the Mile Flat and home.  I had set myself the challenge to get up the hill at Summerhill all in one go without stopping and I did it!  Next I need to learn to come out of the saddle on the hills so I can breeze up them.....

We returned home after a few more big hills and I completed my Ice Bucket Challenge which was welcome! 

My turbo trainer hopefully should arrive this weekend so I can get a bit more practice in before the BIG DAY, and one more ride on the Saturday, just 10 miles to keep me warmed up.....

Ooh and also set myself a much bigger challenge to cycle 100 miles in one day by June next year, nearly 12 months since I was signed off from my achilles injury.....