Week# 3 brought us rain and wind, and not just a small bit either. Getting out every evening in darkness, we were greeted by rain and wind. But as they say, there isn't such a thing as bad weather, just bad clothes.
In week# 3, we switched our workouts between walking, running and cycling... all of this within our 5km radius around the house.
And to make our lockdown even healthier, we stopped drinking alcohol. We are now 3 weeks in and haven't touched a drop of alcohol with as result that i have lost 4.4 kg and 6 cm around my waste in the timeframe of 3 weeks.
Delighted with that as I started my training for my Alicante to Lisbon cycle early this time round. I have learned from my mistakes the last time I crossed Spain on a bike, the main one being a bit too heavy to get over some of the mountains comfortably.
And i know that the Alicante to Lisbon cycle will even involve more climbing, 21000 meters to be exact. And the weather will also be in the late 20's to early 30's, so another reason to be super fit by June 2021.
The only question now is "can we travel"? Time will tell, if not, we will come up with another adventure closer to home. The other thing which is on the cards is Gaelforce and a few other adventure races with as ultimate goal participating in the Madeira Island ultra Trail in 2022.
I am a cyclist, not a runner, but I am going to focus on a lot of trail running in 2021 mixed with mountain biking and road cycling. I will be keeping you posted regularly on the training, the mistakes I make along the way and the positive results i achieve. As you all know, we firmly believe in training with a heart rate monitor, so our Polar Vantage V's will guide us along the way.
During the weekend, we went for a local cycle and discovered a few new locations, one of them a cool metal bridge crossing a river.
So, even though you might be living in the same place for 20 years, it is never to late to discover a few new scenic locations.