Sunday, July 27, 2014
Oh how busy I have been today. Its nearly 1pm and I've answered 2 whole emails, downloaded Robert Johnson's Tombstone by Thunder. It's the only album by them that I'm missing. I don't do much downloading, I prefer to have the CD but it's unavailable at a price that I am prepared to pay.
What else have I done: Eaten breakfast, drunk 2 cups of tea and cuddled the dog.
Last night I took the bike out for 30 miles in a couple of hours, which was fun but my back has started aching since I've lost some weight. Last night my left shoulder was making its presence felt. I'm going to book a bike fit tomorrow at one of the 2 seriously excellent bike shops in Norwich. A bike fit is expensive - a couple of hundred quid often, but it puts a person in the perfect position for them and their bike so the aches and grumbles should go. Quite often new components are put on the bike, swapped for ones that don't quite fit. Worth every penny for a fit, plus the extra for any new bits and bobs.
I'll ride later, to iron out some kinks. Anyway, it will do my legs good.
I bought a new toy earlier this week (well 2 new toys but only one that's fitness related). I bought Aftershokz Bluez bone conduction headphones. www.aftershokz.com/product/aftershok
z-bluez/ and they are awesome. I can have my music on while riding my bike and I can hear my wheels on the tarmac, birds tweeting, cars coming up behind me, people talking on the pavements everything. The headphones don't sit over your ears so your hearing is not compromised. Totally legal to ride and drive with (in the UK at least) Fab fab fab. Expensive but, so far, worth every single penny. They do less damage to your hearing too, so I'm told.
My other new toy was a Fender Mustang V2 amp, to plug my guitar into It might be a little louder than I am used to. You cannot hear yourself think at 4 so I have it on about .5. Not even going to try 11
I had better shake a leg I suppose. I have a carpet to collect in 3 hours. Might just have another cup of tea first. Biscuits?? Who said that...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Today was Ken's first dialysis at the new time and day routine. He drove off at around 6.30am leaving me tucked up in bed for an hour or so more.
After dog walking (twice) and guitar practice I jumped on my bike and rode down to the hospital which was 10.2 miles and then went off professional dog walking.
After that, I groomed 2 dogs, (1 small, 1 mahoosive) and then came back and walked my own dogs followed by more guitar practice.
Ken wanted to go for a bike ride so we went off and rode a further 9.3 miles tonight in a slow 41 minutes.
I really ought to get around to making some tea as I'm getting a bit peckish. I could do with another hour of guitar practice too as I'm really getting this piece cracked.
Nice quiet day tomorrow. One dog to groom, one dog to walk. The same dog so only one trip.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I have been practicing my picking technique this week and it's getting much easier and feeling more natural now. I adore my guitar teacher, he's just such a nice kid. If my late son had turned out half as nice as 'teach', I'd be the proudest person in the world. I've got a whole bunch of new stuff to learn, as well as the old stuff so I'm happy.
I only got out on my bike for 42 mins today so only did 10.9 miles. I just couldn't be doing with the extra .1 round the green twice as it was too bloomin' hot and I needed to get bathed and changed for guitar lesson. We spent way too long by the chiller cabinets in Asda, cooling off from the heat.
Just 11 miles to do this week to hit my target. I plan to go over my target unless we really do get a soaking this weekend, then I'll just do the 11 and done with. I don't mind the rain but I don't want to get my beautiful bike wet when I don't have to.
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