Friday, January 10, 2014

Slow Start

Remember I posted about my 300km month challenge for January? You can read about it HERE if not.

Well here's an update for you. 300km is going to be hard. Really. Really. Hard.

Initially, I thought 300km would be a good challenge, on my average last year, I was clocking between 200 and 250km per month and I'm cool with that, but I wanted to push myself a bit harder and I had a few months of fairweather attitude to my bike as well, so the averages are a tiny bit skewed by quieter points in the year.

Really enjoyable ride this morning, wind isn't too horrific and the sky was a beautiful pre sunrise red. #fixiegirl #london #cycling

Things I forgot- wind. I don't mind can handle getting soaked through, but cycling in the wind is miserable unless it's directly behind you. Also these crazy high winds are probably a bit dangerous for cycling in. So the first 10 days of Jan, here's the total.

Not all that impressed with my debt in my 300km challenge this week. High winds can so do one.

Yeah, we're a third of the way through the month. I'm a bit disappointed.

I did do some number crunching yesterday though, and worked out that if I cycled to work every single work day for the rest of the month, I will hit the target by a whisper. It doesn't allow much margin for error- days that I need to be elsewhere after work and such like, but I'm still feeling determined that I want to hit the 300km mark.

I'm intrigued to see how people find the numerous goals they have set themselves in the New Year period- whether they still feel they're golas are achievable or relevant, if you're already on a downer about 2014.

It's not been the easiest of starts here at HQ. between re-negotiating our tenancy and having 3 new members of staff start work in 10 days has been a challenge. That said, there's a certain sense of deserving that accompanies my glass of wine tonight.

Happy Friday all.
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