I was in the pub last night and suggested a mountain bike ride to Vicky who said that she was too busy but luckily I persevered and suggested that we go out early for a quick ride, put a bit of pressure on. She eventually agreed so we were out before 9am in the freezing cold for a short sharp shock to the system. It was marvellous. Really cold on the old lungs , pedalling over solid ice in places and into the occasional frigid headwind but utterly beautiful and uplifting.
We were out for around an hour and a half , it was a not terribly hilly route but not easy either, definitely a good start. We both felt really buzzy and positive afterwards.
A nice healthy brunch followed by a 5 mile walk around Edale with D and then a film in front of the fire with tired doggies. In other words a lovely day.
Now, though, I have to get myself ready for a big night out in town with "the girls"! Not the usual staid(ish), sensible(ish) heading for middle age pals but the nutso, drinky twenty/thirty-something pals from the village! It's a bit scary to be honest. Although I've been friends with this lot for years, it's been more a casual pub-based friendship so haven't been invited on their occasional sorties into Sheffield. Don't know what changed but now I have. Wish me luck!!