Work-life and bike balance skewed
As I write this it’s day nine of a 10-day working week, thanks to the past weekend having been my turn to work, and the cabin fever is starting to set in.
Admittedly, as it was Queen’s Birthday Weekend, things were pretty quiet in Marlborough, but that didn’t mean I could go and do anything recreational. Although, I did enjoy a half hour sitting next to the Taylor River on Sunday waiting for the Riverside Railway train to come along so I could take a photo of it.
The sunny, windless conditions were perfect for just sitting and vegging out. However, there were also a bunch of people about enjoying the day on mountainbikes, which made me insanely jealous.
My bike is still covered in the mud it picked up from my last outing nearly a week and-a-half ago. I’ve even taken up running again just so I can get out and do something physical after work in the dark.
I detest the activity – why would you walk or run when you can get on a bicycle – but you still get that hit of exercise- generated endorphins afterwards. Plus dinner always tastes that much better after some good huffing and puffing.
I’ll be off on Thursday and Friday, and mark my words, I’ll make up for the lack of outdoors time then.