I am getting a little bit despondant after listening to the DOOM and GLOOM that we have been promised with regard to our weather. All the forecasters are telling us that in future Summers will be wetter and winters colder. Periods of Flash Flooding will occur more often as the storms will be heavier and longer than we have experienced in the past.
With that in mind I went to the Gym today. I hate the gym but when you cannot get out and ride for weeks on end there is not much choice if I wish to get fit. Only a Spinning class today and a one hour session with quite a gentle instructor. Went there with my Son-in-Law and a neighbour and I was surprised at how well I coped. It normally takes me about 6 lessons to get into the swing of spinning but today it was fine. Kept the "Effort" down a bit but managed all the exercise routines and also kept the cadence up. Even shocked the SiL on the speed sections as the new machines keep a record of the class for 5 minutes and for an "Oldun" I was not far behind him.
But now is the quandry. I hate going to the gym but in view of the forecast we have for this year-it may be the best way for me to get enough exercise in to keep the fitness I still have. Membership is not that high but is enough to say I will have to cut something out to pay for it. That may not be so bad though as without riding- The Pie bill will be less and I won't be replacing tyres quite so often.
So unless the weather starts changing- It looks as though I will be riding less but still getting on a bike down the gym--and the treadmill-and the rowing machine- and the crosstrainer- and any other machine that will do my brain in with all the effort required to look at a blank wall without going anywhere.