It has been a very long day. The regular schedule has now established itself where we meet for breakfast at 6am and need to be on our bikes ready to go by 7am so there is little time to prep in the morning.
One of my unknowns before setting out on this #Festive500 thing was the consecutive mileage. Whilst I am happy with a one day sportive and also manage to do 50km a day, everyday for my commute, I was not sure about the pulling off a large amount of mileage in such a short space of time. The first four days at least allow me to have some initial days off to break myself in; I can ride the first day, the Christmas Day is definitely a no-no, then ride on Boxing Day and then a rest day with Church and friends. after that it’s open season to finish off whatever remains of the 500km. So far this has worked; when I got on the bike this morning I felt great, no tiredness or fatigue (other than the time I was leaving the house) and so felt really positive that this is going to be achievable; weather permitting.
I’ve not really had a chance or time to delve into my faith at all, but today has been truly amazing day. As you know it is Easter Sunday and I had the huge privilege to baptise my eldest son this morning.