Today the weather was great where we are and I took the opportunity to use my bike (for once, instead of my car) to cycle just over 2 miles mostly by cycle lanes and quiet roads up to Pollok Park to meet my friend Eilidh, for a walk and a chat.
Here’s me with nearly all the gear… the bright jacket so drivers see me, the helmet, aerobars, Garmin, and all the other bits and pieces. I even had a little pack away bag, a water bottle and a snack.
We met just outside Pollok Park where Eilidh could park her car. I sent her where we’d meet, on Shawmoss Road, then with my brain focused on getting there safely, I ended up waiting on a different road a little further away. Oops. We found each other eventually.
Then I parked my bike up in Pollok Park and we went a nice leisurely walk in the sun. Catching up and talking the day away. I really like Eilidh, she’s one of a kind, yet we have quite a lot in common. She speaks the truth and isn’t afraid to say what she wants, she’s also very relatable and just very very lovely.
I took her last the little baby’s calve Highland Cows, where it was busy with people, and then I took her in behind Pollok House into the less busy walled garden where theres a big tree and many hidden paths.
At this part we had an epiphany about learned behaviours… and then we walked some more. We ended up walking a nice easy 2 miles before sitting at this spot for a wee break, chat and we watched the world go by.
Then I told Eilidh the story about why I like elephants, and told her the whole story about why sometimes I take an elephant and drop it in memory of my granny. And I bought one yesterday to drop, so I took her on a little walk to drop this one, before we had another wee seat and sat in the moment remembering how lucky we are.
Then I went to Braehead with Fit Girl for some food – a nice tasty steak at the Filling Station. And I got a little mirror for my bike as I thought it might make me feel a bit safer on my bike.
Thinking back, I probably shouldn’t have put it on… but I did and we had a little laugh.
So here’s what I did:
– A tiny bit of gardening first thing (are the grass below after I took the netting off)
I’m still off running, but my body feels better than it did, my back and legs particularly. I think I’ll take another week off running to be sure, and next week I’ll do some more walking, cycling and Bodyweight work, with some foam rolling and stretching as a mist.
Here’s today’s activities on Garmin: