Right. Time to get back in the game. Targets set: I'm 17 stone 5 pounds, or 143 pounds for the purpose of this blog going forwards. I want that down to 220. Any more and I'll have to buy loads of new clothes. And mileage is currently a paltry 472 for the year. I want... Continue Reading →
It’s Not Easy
What a strange period in my life this has been. Over the last 10 weeks I have experienced every emotion I can comprehend - from the maximum highs to the deep depths of despair. Why? Well 10 weeks ago I became a full time foster carer. Hard is not the word. Having never looked after... Continue Reading →
Here we go (again)!
Pinch, punch, first of the month. Weigh day. Start of the comeback day. Full of cold day! 1st December Weighed in at 246 pounds. Put 2 on from last week but have been eating a lot of shit. Getting to the end of my cold but still very bunged up. Will try to do some... Continue Reading →
It was going so well…
It's a funny old game... Shit, wrong sport. The World Cup has gone to my head! Look at the size of me in that photo. I'm embarrassed. It was a candid shot taken by my mate's son, Seth. It really made me think about how fat I have become after losing a fair bit last... Continue Reading →
Week 23 & 24 – Back At It!
Sunday 12th June 16 days since riding so it was time to see if the groin had improved, especially with the beautiful weather! Went out for a 22 mile flat loop and it felt ok. Muscles aching everywhere and I think I felt the twinge again but no where near as bad as before. As... Continue Reading →
Week 20 – Diagnosis – Week 21 & 22 Rest!
Life being unable to ride your bike is pretty miserable. Felt down all week until I book a session with Tom Howell from Ed Pratt Sports Therapy after a recommendation from Tim. I have never been to a sports therapist before, probably because I don't consider myself an athlete, but thought it couldn't hurt to... Continue Reading →
Week 19 – Highs and Lows
Well some good news to start the week with! After a week of watching what I eat and cutting back on the beer I weighed in at 232 lbs which is a 5 lb loss! Excellent! Now I know some of this will be my body adjusting to my new diet and probably some fluids... Continue Reading →
Week 18 – Up Redmire!
Weighed myself this week and it was not good!!! 237 pounds which means I have gained 2 STONE in a year. That's everything I lost. Action needs to be taken so I have my starting point and will be not only upping the mileage but reducing beer and food. Tuesday 3rd May My final Zwift... Continue Reading →
Week 17 – The Long One
Only two active days this week but I made them count. Tuesday 26th April Yes, Zwift Racing League. A flat course for sprinters with a kicker at the end of the climbers. It was tough. Managed to finish 30th and come 7th in one of the sprints. Wasn't really happy with that but again it... Continue Reading →
Week 16 – Climbs
I thought that after an enjoyable few days on the bike last week it is maybe time to stop messing about and try and get fit for the Lincoln sportive. The main aim going forward it to be hitting over 100 miles a week and making sure the intervals.icu fitness graph is going in the... Continue Reading →