Need the fitness

A month ago I went on a mountain biking course up at Glenmore lodge near Aviemore. Was great fun and learnt loads but the main thing that I got from it is that I need to be a hell of a lot fitter. Need to get fitter for mountain biking and walking, generally just fitter!

Today went for a cycle down at Loch Ard. Beautiful day for it. 
   
 
Haven’t been out on my bike since the course and could definitely tell. Had to walk up a couple of hills that I usually make however did make it down a hill that I have always found far to steep. Need to get out more that is for sure. Great exercise for Maia as well, she is now knackered from it. At the end of the ride she was looking at me like ‘can I just walk now?’

Feel at the moment that have all the gear but just not the fitness to put it into action. 

  
Not 100% true but the main thing that I need to work on. This weekend have also felt a bit more sluggish which I think is down to the fact that food that I have eaten in the past week hasn’t been the healthiest. Need the right fuel!

New Shoes

Not one for looking or buying new shoes for the sake of it but when do see a pair I like I usually really like them. 

Have wanted to get a pair of five ten mountain biking shoes for ages and last week I finally ordered myself a pair. They arrived yesterday!!! 

Now today I am about to go try them out for the first time with Kat and Maia. First time we have all been out for a cycle together , Maia loved it the last time when just me and her as she could just run and run and run. 

  
Time to get muddy!