As I mentioned, I’ve been either walking or cycling in and out of the office for the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately (though this depends on your perspective) I live a little too close to the office for the commute to be a decent workout.
So the only way for me to get a proper bit of exercise is to take longer routes or to schedule specific rides just for exercise.
This afternoon I did around 10km down by the side of the river.
It’s not an unattractive route and you do get to see some nice things like this lock:
The actual route I covered was essentially a tight loop out of the town and back in again:
I’m happy I did it, but it was painful. So painful. I’m seriously unfit and I’ve also got out of the habit of cycling.
On the upside I did burn off a few hundred calories 🙂
As long as the weather doesn’t deteriorate too much ie. pouring miserable rain, then I’ll try to get out a couple of more times this week. I’ll try. I’ve no idea if I’ll actually manage it!