Washington, DC

I was curious about Washington DC. I’d been before a few times – most recently was a trip five years ago when I’d JUST started blogging. I went with two friends and had an absolutely wonderful time. We did museums, galleries, shops, bars and I absolutely loved the city. However part of it was the…

The Ultimate San Francisco Bike Ride

A few Sundays ago, I did something I’d never done before…I bunked off church. I’ve missed church many times in the past but always for planned events or reasons. However this particular weekend, the Dude had a sleepover until 5pm on Sunday afternoon and so I bunked off church and went cycling with the Husband….

In which we prove we’re still British

This weekend was our wedding anniversary, so I planned us a cycling trip round Wine Country. What could be more romantic? A cycling weekend round Wine Country… with a small child? The Dude was desperate to come and he’s cute, so we relented but it posed a problem. He can easily cycle 20 miles but…

Currently…

This week has been taper week. Some people hate taper week and it makes them jittery and grouchy. I love taper week, it makes me happy. I get to sleep more! I’m a great taperer. After Sunday’s tough run, I’ve kept this week super-easy. A massage on Tuesday – not sure it actually did anything but…

‘Race’ report: The Tour de Tahoe

Last Sunday, the Husband and I cycled the Tour de Tahoe – a 71 mile  ride around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe. This has been something we have wanted to do ever since we first saw the gorgeousness that is Tahoe so we were really excited to finally do it. We opted to pay for…

Healdsburg Half Training: Week Four

This week, it all got real. Preschool started up again with two new classes of tiny people starting school for the first time ever. It went better than I’d dared hope but I was exhausted every evening and the lights went out at 10.30pm every single night! To add to the fun, this was also…

Healdsburg Half Training: Week 3

This week’s training turned out to be surprisingly decent! This week I focussed on hills! So many hills! Monday – Beautiful, gorgeous, planned rest day Tuesday – 30 minute trainer ride Nope. Couldn’t get out of bed in the morning and could NOT get my bum on that bike in the evening. Trainer riding is…

The fast boys

On Saturday, the Dude and I left the Husband to his interminable Ironman bike riding and we drove two hours north to Santa Rosa to spectate the Amgen Tour of California. We’re always partial to a bit of Pro-Cycling action. We’ve spectated as many years as possible – we watched the start in San Jose…

Quarter Two Goals

April is the start of Quarter Two and I’ve been thinking about my Q2 goals. The Husband’s Ironman training is going to be taking centre-stage now – it will become more and more time-consuming, so my own goals will reflect that until the big day at the end of July. So this is what I’m…

Two wheels good!

Last weekend was a big one for holidays. On Sunday it was Valentine’s Day. On Monday it was Presidents’ Day, and we all had the day off! So we got in two really fun cycling adventures. The Valentine’s Day Soul Cycle Massacre Some friends of ours offered (like actually suggested) to have the Dude on…

Cycling the American River Trail

Following the success of our August overnight bike tour, the Dude has been asking to do another tour, this time with his Dad. So I willingly got planning. Our destination this time would be the American River Trail – 35 miles of flat, paved pathway between Folsom and Sacramento. Perfect for a family bike tour….

It’s Century Week!

On Saturday, I did my last long bike ride in training for the Surf City Aids Ride, my Century Ride. This Sunday, I apparently am going to cycle 100 miles. I have to admit, I’m so relieved to be done with the training because I haven’t loved it. I made an important discovery whilst training…