Well into my 100 mile ride and still smiling!
For the last few weeks I was grumpy, my eyes were twitching and frankly I was just plain burnt out in my role as a stay at home mom. I love my children and husband dearly but my life had tipped a little out of balance – with my days 99% focused on them and 1% on me – this 1% is dedicated to personal hygiene. I desperately needed something that would challenge me and get me out of the house and on my own. I’m not a spa girl so a day being pampered wouldn’t cut it. I needed a day to sweat it out. Signing up to bicycle 100 miles as I admitted to another mom was my cry for help. The furthest distance I’d ridden before that was 70K – so I was going to more than double my time in the saddle and most normal people wouldn’t do that on a whim. I’d reasoned that 70K was kind of like doing 160K but I was seriously terrified.
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