It’s been my first full week cycling to work this week. Note to self:
You are a 39 year old woman who hasn’t done any regular exercise for quite some time. To suddenly start cycling 11 miles a day will mean you get tired. This is ok. It doesn’t mean you are a failure.
Pigeons on the canal path are not your friend. Nor are the geese.
Neither are the workmen on Crown Island.
It may be worth the extra investment to get a more comfortable saddle.
The cycling app is not taking into account the roadworks and junctions when it says you are cycling slowly. Ignore the total – look at the split times.
Remember to give cars parked in the cycle path on the ring road a wide berth. I guarantee the drivers aren’t looking when they pull out or open their doors.
It’s going to get easier. And look, you’re enjoying it aren’t you?