Changing the clocks to British Summer Time seems to be more significant this year than just the loss of an hour’s sleep. For me it feels like it marks the beginning of an exciting new phase.
The fast approaching Cycle extravaganzas are a big factor. I’ve been working on my preparations throughout the winter, primarily putting in the miles on the Turbo Trainer. I’ve already been getting outside regularly over the past few weeks, the time change and the lengthening days will hopefully make this an increasingly frequent and pleasurable occurrence.
The countdown clock for the first event, the Euro City Cycle, will soon tick down to days rather than months, As it gets increasingly closer it’s going to be difficult to contain my excitement! I am really looking forward to it! (Did I mention that already? 🙂)
It’s nice to be reaping some of the rewards from the hours of training over the winter. As the saying goes, “It doesn’t get any easier, you just go faster.”, but at least I’ve established a solid platform for the summer’s activities.
We’ll be heading off to a Holiday / Activity Centre for a few days during the Easter break. This time I’m really looking forward to the things I can do rather than thinking about the things I can’t. This is a big change from the last time we went away as a family. I really enjoyed our time away, but my Heart Attack was still a major factor, both psychological and physical. It feels very different now.
It’s all a little bit more “normal” for all of us. We all have much more confidence in what I am capable of doing and my lifestyle choices are no longer “strange”. It should lead to a much more relaxed time away, albeit active! Again, I’m really looking forward to it!
I’ve generally tried to maintain a positive outlook on life since the Heart Attack. I’ve never really found this difficult to conjure up, but sometimes it was more to make me feel good rather than because I was feeling good.
At the moment it doesn’t take any effort at all. Life is good and there’s lots to look forward to!