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What’s the choice

View from the Sally Gap pass in County Wicklow

View from the Sally Gap pass in County Wicklow

Saturday morning. Wake up at 06h15, look out the window. Dry and calm. Perfect day for a long ride with the cycling club and then straight into an 11 mile ride.
07h00am – breakfast. Quick glance out of the window. That sky is looking ominous.
08h00 – time to leave. Its absolutely hosing it down. Go or don’t go?

I often find that at certain moments, there are key quotes that always come to mind. As I made my way through driving rain to the meet point for the ride, this quote from Ellen MacArthur was very clear in my head

‘What’s the choice? You’re out there, you made the choice to be out there, so deal with it’

Yesterday was one of those days when you are made to question how much you are committed to the goal. Six hours later, one 5 hour ride and one run later, I was able to have one of those after training cups of tea which you savour every sip. I’m sure you know what I mean. It wouldn’t have tasted half as good if you’d hadn’t just been through hell and back.

Training is going brilliantly at the moment. Feel like I’m getting stronger all the time. Long may that continue.

Very much enjoying getting out into the countryside around Dublin – my temporary home for the moment. As you’ll see from the picture, its pretty stunning out here. Definitely something of the Peak District about it.

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