Ever since I committed to losing weight and having a healthy lifestyle, I’ve found it hard to take down time. Often, the only way I’ll stop is when I’m too ill, too weak, or too injured to keep going. But even then, I’ll push the limit.
Two weeks before Amy’s Gran Fondo I was scheduled to race (on foot) a hilly 24km in Wingello State Forest, in the beautiful Southern Highlands Challenge. It was a bit wicked of me to add this to my diary, but the event had been calling me for months so I thought ‘What the heck, I’m going to be in it.’
I had many grand plans of doing extensive long hill rides and short interval sessions to get me into shape for the Fondo. I was also meant to stick strictly to my diet plan and lose all those post-holiday kilos that had stacked up.
Being a regular rider around Sydney it can be easy to think you’ve ridden every path and seen every trial.