Its been a bit up and down for the past week, swings and roundabouts sort of sums it up.
Wish my arse would fit into them swings, but….moving along……
So the fitness is now at week six. The hill climbs are still fucking me over and I haven’t yet got to the top of one without near dying.
But, on Sunday, I had a brilliant day. My trainers offered a free lesson on the bike, which was just brilliant. Now the last time I was on a bike on the road was 1984. And I wasn’t a fan then.
Started off shite, but it was really like riding a bike, and soon I stopped wobbling and got on rather well. Except for the turning corners, which were’t great.
Then after some drills and several people falling off- we went out for a ride along the road. Nearly shit my copious pants when a huge truck overtook us, and I didn’t even hear it coming.
I was flying along with the others, and having a lovely time, but got a flat tyre that couldn’t be fixed so had to be rescued by car. But all in all, considering the 30 plus year gap in my cycling career, it was rather good.
Next day, the old missy bum was numb, and sitting was very tentative, but all in all I was chuffed with my return to the peleton. (or whatever its called)
So off I trotted to the swimming session next day, all full of my new triathlon career, and how I am going to ace the Dirt n Dust in April.
Roundabout moment. Swimming was shite. Apparently everyone in Australia can swim like fuck, all glydie and freestyle and shit. Effortlessly skiting up and down, with hardly a splash. And here’s me, struggling with the nanna breaststroke, head slightly in the water, inhaling most of the pool, and refusing to give in. So we raced in teams. poor bastards that had me…. we were last. It was awful. Tragic even. So I came home completely deflated and rethinking the tri.
Todays session has lightened my spirits a bit. Weights, which I love, but the swimming is still in my head, and needs some serious work.
How fucking hard can it be to do this. Even when your scared of water……….
Im not letting it beat me. Onwards and upwards.