I have to tell you about my newest obsession. I do tend to get quite obsessed with things quite quickly. In fact, I worry myself sometimes. Anyway, I have a new bike. I did have some serious reservations about this crazy idea of getting a bike (see here), but my reservations have turned into this new obsession.
I haven't fallen off once. I haven't had any close encounters with cars, trucks or buses. I have been out 7 times and cycled about 60 miles, which I feel, for a novice, on a brand spanking new bike with little idea of the rules of the road, and absolutely no idea what a puncture is, let alone how to repair one, is BLOODY GOOD!
I am proud of myself. I am using my car less and getting exercise. But, this is where it now starts to turn into an obsession.... I have a few friends and family that are seriously into cycling, running and triathlons. They are all very supportive and encouraging. They are so encouraging, that they are telling me I can do some triathlons with them. And now I am thinking I can too! I need to wind my neck in a little I think!
Don't get me wrong, I run, on average about 20km a week, I'm pretty confident with swimming, although the thought of swimming in a lake is freaking me out slightly. (If I can't see the bottom, I'm outta there!) And I am loving cycling. But a triathlon? Really? Me thinks I should attempt to cycle to work once before I get carried away with competitions, but I just can't help it. If I start learning something new, I want to be good at it straight away. I have no patience at all. I'm not competitive with others, only myself. It's a curse I tell you! A curse!