17th December (#123)

I woke this morning cursing the sluggish pace of the week. “It’s only Thursday!” I thought as I pulled myself up and got dressed in the dark to take the dog for a quickie before the school run and riding the rest of the way. As soon as I hopped onto Doris I knew that I wouldn’t be breaking any records or PBs. My legs just wanted to spin so spin they did in more mild air under a blue sky. I was disappointed not to see any evidence of yesterday’s incident on the traffic island but by then after only 10km, I was feeling the consequences of not having refuelled adequately last night.

I gingerly made it to the Co-op in Old Harlow and hoovered a Nutrageous bar for the rest of the journey. Work. The teaching part was idyllic, the sneaky undermining by a departmental head nothing short of infuriating. Still, he will find out the hard way that you don’t do that to professionals. Professionals are clever and articulate and don’t have the time to do his job for him. More importantly I think that we are a tight team and may have the ear of his boss. We’ll soon find out but maybe not this side of Christmas…

The seasonal glut of mince pies and snacks left me with a full tank of fuel when I left. It was 7°C at 18.00, my kind of winter weather. I could’ve made more of it but with more mild and dry conditions forecast tomorrow, I kept my powder dry for tomorrow with a short one back to the van. I’m getting tired of the same route. Maybe it’s time to change things up for the last commute of the week tomorrow.

About biking2work

Sometimes bad tempered Dad to 2 sons who break things. Use the 2 wheels to get from A to B when I can
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