Nothing to report in terms of running this week, and my foot isn't feeling much better. I'm starting to wonder how and when I will get back to normal...
Anyway, I did have a couple of very different but equally enjoyable bike rides last week. On Friday morning I went for a spin in the local country estate, where I do a lot of running. I know my way round the usual paths, but as I was on my bike, I thought I'd do a bit of exploring and find some new routes. I went off down one path, and ended up at a private house, so turned round. Then went up another path, which turned into a steep hill. It was pouring with rain then, and the hill started to get very muddy. Eventually I thought it was too slippery, so I went back the way I'd come.
I tried to head for the main road, as I was getting soaked and starting to feel really cold, but ended up in a field. I was starting to wonder if I'd ever find my way out, when I finally got on the right path. It was such a relief to head home! I felt like I'd had a good workout though, with so many hills.
You can see on the Garmin map where I kept finding dead ends and turning round.
Then yesterday was a completely different day. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and I normally would have been heading out for a long run, so I thought I'd better take advantage of the weather and get on the bike instead.
I headed over the bridge and into Fife, and had a spin round Rosyth. I hadn't been there before, and the views across the Forth were lovely. There were loads of people about enjoying the sunshine but it was very windy on the bridge, and tough going in places.
Blue skies in Fife
So last week I ran 0 miles, but cycled just over 30 miles. I'm enjoying the cycling, but I'm really missing running - can't wait to get my heel better and get back to it.
Views from the bridge