Thursday, 1 September 2016

Nice weather continues, plenty of running and cycling.

Thursday 1st September 2016
well the summer goes on despite the odd hiccup, like  last Sunday when I got a wetting!!
The week has gone well, with a 5 mile run on Monday and a very good round the town run on Tuesday of 7 miles, using an off road route up Snowden Hill and giving me 551 ft of ascent, timewise just over the hour, so very pleased with that on a summers evening. Wednesday I was out with the 'Wobblies' again, lovely morning, a ride over to Yetminster via Beaminster Down, Toller down and Evershot to 'Hamishs Farm shop

Really nice place ,food was good, large cinnamon swirls, huge bacon sarnies, and a smashing scrambled egg on granary, along with tea and coffee!!! it was lovely to sit outside in the warm sunshine after the hard 30 miles ride over some big hills. But it was 20 miles home from there so it took some time to get into riding again, and we hit a good 15% hill quite soon after, the rest of the ride through Hardington Mandeville, Merriott and Hinton St George was up and down, but not as tough as the ride out, I think all eight of us struggled especially those who were bacon sarnies! 50 miles covered on the ride, 3200 ft ascended and 2800 calories burnt, so a great morning out.

I have also been following 'My fitness Pal' again as two weeks ago I hit the 12 stone mark! but after two weeks a lot of running, cycling and keeping out of the biscuit and cake tin [ cafe stops cycling an exception] I am down to a reasoneable 11st 9 pounds so good news and will make the races coming up in October easier.

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