What a weekend it’s been!
First up last night was adrenaline tubing and tobogganing – it was bloody amazing! I went with Mr WLB, my Mum, my sister, my brother in law, my PT, and his girlfriend – it was great fun with a great bunch of people!
Mr WLB’s phone ran out of battery, so I have pinched photos from Google to show you…
We did the tobogganing first – you basically have a safety briefing before picking up your toboggan and then heading up the escalator. You then queue up, sit on your toboggan, and fly down the slope…trying desperately to steer with these handles that don’t seem to do much until you really tug them.
Of course, my first attempt didn’t go according to plan!
I ended up heading straight for one of the safety marshals who had to jump out of my way…and I hit three barriers before just missing the wall and managing to turn. I was then heading down the rest of the slope…and then realised that I had to pull the brakes or risk scattering the people at the bottom of the ramp who were trying to get off their toboggans.
It was such good fun.
Apart from trying to get in and out. I kind of lined my bum up and just dropped into it…which worked. Getting out was harder. I had to roll off it and over in to the snow – which meant that I got covered in snow. But that was good fun too – I looked like a snowman!
I think I got up and down the slope about 5 or 6 times.
And the other attempts were less dramatic. Mr WLB fell off his toboggan trying to race my PT and I think my brother in law fell off too. We all went at different speeds and ended up getting split up…but it was okay as everyone just kind of mingled in together.
Then it was time for adrenaline tubing.
Basically you get given a massive rubber ring which has a base in it. You sit on the rubber ring and fly down a sheet of ice which has a dramatic incline at the bottom to stop you.
So I sat, I slid, I spun round and round and round lots, and then I hit the incline at the bottom and almost flew halfway back up the slope I had come down!
It was so fast and quite thrilling – I know where the ‘adrenaline’ bit comes from!
The second time was a bit more dramatic – I slipped getting onto the slope and did the splits – in front of the rest of the crowd…which was actually quite amusing. It was all good – I flew back down the hill and clambered off at the bottom with such grace and style (yes, I am being very sarcastic!).
I managed to get 4 slides in before it was time to finish.
Mr WLB had bashed his elbow and so managed 2…and the others managed 3.
We then grabbed hot drinks before heading home.
You don’t have to wear anything special. I just had leggings on and a fleece coat and my trainers…although I almost lost a trainer on the tubing ramp!
Honestly – it was really good. You should try it…if you like snow…and speed…and potentially doing the splits in front of lots of people!
I am setting myself a challenge to do something new each month. So that’s January sorted.
I reckon my PT and his girlfriend would say that map-reading should be my new challenge for February – I ended up driving us around the houses…but we all made it home safely! Mr WLB fancies hover-crafting apparently…
This morning was interesting too. I was supposed to be heading for a ride with the coach I ride with occasionally. But the weather was a bit pants so they cancelled…as Mr WLB and I were on our way over to the meeting place. So I thought, ‘Bollocks to it – sod the weather!’ and headed off to some quiet country lanes for my 15 miles.
I needed to hit my training plan as I am determined to ride when I can unless there is a mega reason for me not too…and a bit of wind was not a good enough reason for me.
So we parked up, Mr WLB stuck his Garmin on to track our miles, and we headed off.
It was bloody windy. And it wasn’t in our favour. It was in my face for most of the ride which meant that it felt like I was riding uphill all the way!
It was a good workout!
To be honest, I didn’t break much of a sweat – I think the wind blew it away. All I had was a runny and snotty nose and a very sore hoohah. I just cannot ride a bike in any semblance of comfort despite padded cycling trousers and lots of hoohah cream. I just think the pressure of my weight – most of which is carried around my stomach – is just too much.
But fuck it – I have committed to my 100k and this is what I will do. And I will then book an appointment with my lovely gynaecologist to reshape my bits after surgically removing the saddle of my bike!
I managed 24.6kms today – so not too shabby.
Mr WLB said that if I managed to ride that far in that weather, then I won’t have a problem in May…here’s hoping!
There was a little bit of drama. We were making up the route as we went and were trying to avoid major roads. I spotted a give way sign ahead and decided to turn around to head back down quieter roads.
The u-turn didn’t quite go according to plan.
I ended up in here…
My u-turn went a little wrong – I wobbled and lost my balance and put my foot down…into the ditch. I then went arse over tit and the bike landed on top of me.
Mr WLB had no idea what to do. He thought that I would go mad and dump the bike in the ditch. I just lay there laughing. I couldn’t get up as I was laughing so much…so then he thought it would be a great idea to take photographs before eventually helping me up.
I grabbed a bit of water before clambering back on Herbie.
We continued on our not so merry way – with me complaining about my hoohah!
But I made it. Mr WLB was in a worse shape than I was…he was moaning about the cold, the rain, the wind – so whilst he went and got himself a hot-chocolate, I loaded the bikes and then headed to fill up water troughs for the horses…which meant carrying 16 buckets full of water – my arms are a bit longer now than they were this morning!
So that’s it really – I am just going to relax now. I have just pulled a burr thing out of my hair…the ditch wasn’t good to me. I am a bit scratched and bruised but all okay.
My eating has been fab the past couple of days – my weight gain downer has buggered off…as I hope the gained pounds do very soon!
Today’s food looked like this…
Breakfast: Porridge with cinnamon, soy milk, apple, and raspberries.
Lunch: Jacket potato, beans, and cottage cheese.
Dinner: Quorn lamb grills, roasted veggies, and homemade hummus.
Snacks: Boiled eggs and raw chocolate.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
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