The musings of a juggling mother

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

My poor legs

Work day today. i had a meeting booked in with a prospective new club that was only a few miles away, so i thought I'd be good & cycle there.

Stressful & painful, but ultimately very self satisfying.

Slight problem that the meeting was at 9.30am, and I had to walk Mstr A & LMB to their respective schools then go straight off with LMD on the bike. Now my mornings are not the most relaxed in general, so when I got my bike out at 8.15am to find two flat tyres, it was slightly stressful. The stress levels increased while I went to find the pump, then grappled with making it fit on to my tyres. We finally leave the house only 5 mins late, and I make LMB run all the way to school, which is a bit much when you've just turned 2.

Two children down & LMD falling asleep on her seat, I jump on my bike & start cycling. 1 mile & two railway bridges later, I'm not so keen on the idea! I make it to my meeting at 9.25, which I reckon is pretty good going. Then 2 hours later, I have to cycle back again.

By the time I get home, my legs are feeling all warm & wobbly. But I feel pleased that I've saved the taxi fare (the bus couldn't get me there in time - atrocious, as I'm talking about going from the centre of town to the edge of the same town), and been healthy to boot.

An afternoon of acetate printing beckons now. What fun


  • At Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:28:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    I laughed to picture you on the bike, urging your 2-year-old to keep pace at a dead run. "Faster! Faster!" (I know, you were't ON the bike, but it was a funny picture nonetheless.)

    My partner bikes to work in the good weather, 7 km each way, which helps give him the thighs and ass I love so well... There's more to this than health, my dear!

  • At Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:55:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    Ahh, Mr A used to cycle to & from work (9 miles) back when were young, childless & lived in a small town near Bath. It was his thighs that first attracted him to my next door neighbour at uni, which is how we met (she got cold feet & asked me to gooseberry their date).

    I remember the energy, the muscles, the general fitness & wellbeing that suffused in those days. Perhaps my little jaunt on the bike today will bring it all back.

    Or perhaps mstr A, LMB & LMD have more to answer for than we thought.

  • At Thursday, September 08, 2005 7:52:00 am, Blogger Aginoth said…

    Must get off my arse and get fit again...

    Not cycling to work though 30 miles each way would be a bit much.

    Suppose I should use the Ornamental Cross-Trainer in the Bedroom.

    WV: budoligy - The study of weak Beer

  • At Thursday, September 08, 2005 7:08:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    "Ornamental Cross-Trainer"!! Must be a match to the "Ornamental Weight Bench" we had in our bedroom for three years before we finally gave it away. LOL


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