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Showing posts from April, 2018

Not so great

I wasn't feeling so well mentally last week. I can't think of any cause for it but for a few days I was very anxious about things. I managed to work and exercise as usual but part of me just wanted to go back to bed for the day. I'm feeling better this week thankfully.

Things seem to be getting back on track with training for RideLondon - I managed an 80km ride last week and 100km this week. My legs are suffering a bit so I've booked myself in for a bike fit and physio session next month which will hopefully get things back to normal.

Yesterday marked 16 years since Anna and I first met - I don't think either of us remembered (I thought it was today!) We went to see Avengers: Infinity War yesterday which was really good, but the year-long wait for the sequel is going to feel like a long time.

Got a busy week ahead - I went out last night for a meal with my brother, tonight I'm going out with some friends for a curry, tomorrow I'm meeting another friend for …

Center Parcs

We had a great weekend at Center Parcs - it was probably the most successful holiday we've had as a family so far.

We got to Elveden Forest at 3pm on the Friday ready to check in, there was a small queue but it didn't take too long to get our entry bracelets (keys are so last century). Once we had unpacked everything and taken the car back we were ready to explore the pool. It's fair to say that the kids thought it was amazing! We spent a lot of time in the wave pool, going down slides and getting splashed in Adventure Cove. We then went back to the lodge and had a quiet evening, although the kids were excited about seeing the various wildlife at the patio doors!

On Saturday morning we took part in the Treasure Trail activity, which required cycling across site to find various clues. Rory was on his scooter and soon got tired, which meant I was giving him a backie for most of the event which was not very comfortable for my knees!

We ended up doing the clues out of order bu…

Nottingham, Wembley and more illness

I had a great time in Nottingham for my friend's stag do. On the Friday evening we went white water rafting at the National Water Sports Centre which we were all apprehensive about. This was not helped by the staff telling us not to swallow the water as the bacteria could make us quite ill(!) But once we got going it was really good fun, we all got wet (although I managed not to fall out) and got some experience of the rapids. It really makes you appreciate just how good the Olympic canoeists are! Rowing for an hour and a half really takes it out of you.

After that we went out for a meal and then had an evening wandering around Nottingham - not entirely planned it must be said, for the club we had planned to go to wouldn't let us in due to some people not having ID. We eventually ended up in a pretty good place called The Bodega, where there was the random sight of a woman wearing a Mapei cycling cap (she managed to pull it off, it must be said).

I barely slept Friday night bu…