Thursday 5 August 2010

Seems to be working so far

I cycled in to work this morning in a record 38.5 minutes, to discover when I got to the shower that I was smeared in dirty chain grease all down one arm, the back of one leg, my neck(!?) and forehead (!!??).   I seem to always managed to get really dirty when I cycle, usually confined to my legs and hands though so getting stuff on my neck was quite impressive even for me.  Not feeling anywhere near as fatigued as the week before last, but then I've not been doing massive amounts this week (yet), so I'd be worried if I were knackered by now.  Though there is always the low amount of sleep I get on cycling mornings due to having to get up at 06:15 to miss the worst of the traffic.  One day I'll be brave enough to try leaving the house at 8am to see how bad it gets.  No point at the moment in being particularly early though as it's school holidays so the traffic is less thick anyway.

I stopped in at a sponsored bike check point on the way home, having seen one on the way in this morning and sailed past it at 40kph (*cough*).  The nice man adjusted my gears so that the chain would actually go onto the big cog on the front derailleur rather than clatter about and refuse to move, and pumped up my tyres.  Very nice.  But not really a safety check as they were saying it was.  I'm not complaining of course, my gears are nicer now :o)  Bike felt really crisp and tight the rest of the way home.  Nice!

Due to utter couldn't-give-a-damn-ness, we're having takeaway pizza for dinner.  That is all.

B - MP Total Breakfast with skimmed milk and frozen blueberries
S - greek yogurt with strawberries and Dorset Cereals muesli
S - Walker Salt and Vinegar crisps (I had a mad craving!)
L - salad; chicken, avocado, lettuce, pepper, tomato and celery
S - celery and houmous
S - cottage cheese and pistachios
S -  1 scoop MP Max in skimmed milk
D - pizza and potato wedges
Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 158.8 (24.5%)
Carbohydrate (g) 269.4 (38.9%)
Fat (g) 105.5 (36.6%)
Fibre (g) 23.8
Fruit & Veg 9.4


  1. I think when you get dirty on your bike it just shows your becoming a hard core biker! mmm pizza ...

  2. I think I'm just clumsy and not keeping my bike very clean ;o)

    Pizza was lovely AND it was Dominos!