Today is for me is a bit of a Red Letter Day.
2 reasons for this, first off this is my 100th Blog entry amazingly enough and more importantly I cracked the 4st loss barrier today too.
Maybe it's time for a bit of a refocus and planning ahead. You know when a batsman hits a century and quite often they're out very soon afterwards? Well my Granddad always told me that what they should do is take a drink break, get their batting gloves off take 5 then take guard again and tell themselves they're starting again. I'm going to do the bikey weight loss equivalent.
In the past I've hit a target and stopped, which meant all of the good I did was wasted. Not this time, 4st while for me is impressive it's only a start, to carry on with the Cricket analogy I've only just played myself in and have got a grip of the bowling.
Next week will see me carry on with the Road Bike Monday and Tuesday, with me planning to do 20 milers into work. Wednesday I'm working from home as there is an IT issue with my laptop that I won't bore you with so an IT weenie is visiting me at home to sort it. That means I'll be doing some proper cycling on my MTB early doors before he gets to my house.
Thursday and Friday are days off so more of the same on my MTB as early as the light will allow. I have a few explorations in mind looking at the OS map and I plan to post a few piccies and footage of my locale.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had been approached by a local Rugby Club to become their Head Coach. As I said I've done that before and it is a pretty thankless task which does become all consuming. I coach now at a Club at a high level with great access to various resources to assist what I'm doing. The local club is a pretty low level club and when I spoke to their Chairman he said I was too qualified for them, which was nice of him. I also got quite a few very nice and unexpected references from senior professional coaches whose opinions I respect and value. But it was wifey who as usual nailed my indecision about whether to take the job or not. (It was a paid position by the way). We had a pretty long chat about it and she asked would I be happy leaving Bees and taking this job? The answer was a pretty definate no, so she told me not to do it. Which was a fantastic thing to advise as we do need the money as she has lost her job. Top bird eh?
More Rugby today, watching the lads play Pontypridd in the British and Irish Cup this afternoon, then getting home and watching Tigers v London Irish on Sky, then coaching tomorrow.
No thoughts of even looking at a bike this weekend, rest is rest. Looking forward to Monday though!