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Day 30 – Foggy day

Back to work today. I cycled to work and did a home visit by bike too. It was foggy but mild, that’s good enough for me.

Back home I did another day in the Yoga challenge with the lovely Adriene. Day 3.
I really enjoy it so far, much more than just doing hip and leg stretches. The exercises are gentle in some parts and quite challenging in others.

Bike ride: 14.6 miles
Yoga: 25 minutes

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Day 18 – More cycling

Today I cycled to work again. I’m pretty well kitted out these days, but when it is so cold I suffer terribly with cold feet. So I treated myself to some water (and wind)proof cycle overshoes. And boy, do they make a difference. They may look a bit strange, but they definitely do the job!

I did a couple of home visits by bike too, in different parts of town, thereby clocking up a fair amount of mileage.
Now I’m home with a fire in the wood burner. Have a good evening!

Bike ride: 21.6 miles
Walk: 2 miles



Day 19 – Another cold bike ride and a puzzled tree

Today I decided to cycle to work again. No home visits booked, so less cycling to do.

It was well below freezing today and considerably colder than yesterday.
By the time I had given the chickens fresh (warm) water and food and also remembered to feed the garden birds, I was late leaving.


I have yet to find gloves which really keep my hands warm when cycling in sub-zero temperature. After a few minutes my fingers felt cold. Then they got colder. Then colder still. Half-way into the journey, my fingers started tingling, then burning. And suddenly they were warm. Which is more than could be said for my feet …

I saw some beautiful landscapes and skyscapes, but I wasn’t going to take my gloves off and fumble for my phone.

I cycled past the guys who were just getting the car wash ready for the day. One was beating the ice out of his chamois leather. What a job in these weather conditions!

Every day when I cycle to work I meet the same guy. We pass each other on the way to work and on the way home. It’s a very strange relationship. I don’t know anything about him, we’ve never said more to each other than a brief hello or a nod, and yet there is a peculiar familiarity…
Today, for the first time I can remember, he was wearing a woolly hat. It *must* be cold!

I arrived happily at work in my pink hijabi look.


Somewhat reluctantly I dragged myself out for a walk at lunchtime. I went to the nearby woods to visit my favourite tree.
I have probably posted pics in previous Janathons, but here’s another one anyway. He always seems surprised to see me. 😁


Despite the very cold weather, I swear the sun gave a little bit of warmth this lunchtime. So hang in there, fellow Janathoners.

Ride 12.5K
Walk 3K