Some of you know me, some of you don’t, for those who don’t, I’m not a keep fit person. The idea of exercise is enough to make me sweat without actually having to slip into lycra. I consider taking the laundry up to the top level of our 3 storey town house more than adequate, and if I cant park within arms reach of the supermarket door I will drive around the carpark again until I find a closer space.
A day at the beach consists of the hubby running about on the sand, in a David Walliams (not Hasslehoff) type way with the boys whilst I sit on the blanket guarding the ham baguettes. Don’t get me wrong, I am the first to volunteer to walk to get the ice creams, but in all honesty that is as far as it goes.
If you are not a follower on my Instagram (raisingcubs) you also will have missed the hourly updates yesterday as my youngest cub learnt how to ride a bike without his support wheels! It was momentus, it made me cry, his little body, long gangly legs and helmet head whizzing up and down was just fabulous.
I am now going to link the above two events.
1. I do not do exercise
2. L cub can ride a bike unaided
We found ourselves in Halfords, getting his tyre fixed, whilst we were in there, I was drawn to the shiny bikes, the clean, shiny wheels, the chrome brakes, the cutest shopping basket, you can even get a TomTom for your bike!?
Within 10 minutes I was cruising around the shop on a bike, roughly 4 inches to tall for me, but wow, it was fun! Dodging all the small people dragged in there by their parents, a huge amount of scrotum was on show, as it seems, cycling sportswear leaves nothing to the imagination.
‘Wouldn’t it be fun if you and Dad got a bike too Mum’ I heard him say………..
So that’s what we did!
Fuck it, we don’t smoke, we don’t go out much, we aren’t going on holiday this year, lets do it!
I only spent about 10 minutes gliding around the top floor of Halfords, but approx 4 hours later the pain began…….I wasn’t aware I had a bone in my undercarriage……….until now. Jesus, I am the most non boney person on the planet but even I had cyclist saddle!
We collect our bikes on Thursday, I may need to ask for an improvement on the sadde……..can you do that?? Can you openly chat to the orange t-shirt wearers about fanny pain???
Now, as we are new to this biking thing, we don’t have a bike rack, so on Thursday evening, Mr RaisingCubs and my good self will be cycling home from Halfords, I will upload some footage of this on my Instagram stories, so if you want a laugh, or want to send a taxi please follow!
If you have any tips please share, any tips at all on how to continue with a sex life whilst riding a bike???? (by this I don’t mean can we have sex whilst riding a bike…….although that could be interesting)
Of course, my three year old, who mastered bike riding yesterday, has been giving me lots of advice, if I eat an apple I will cycle quicker, If I look straight ahead my nose wont itch, and if I fart at the bottom of a hill it will help me get up it………………hill??? wtf??? I am not doing hills!!!!
I do get lots of messages asking about Ls clothes……………I am going to add a few outfits to the end of each blog, that should help those of you who are interested, but, of course, anything I miss please feel free to message me x x
Top and Trousers both from http://www.growing-needs.co.uk
Top and Trousers from http://www.growing-needs.co.uk
Top from @marmaladesky – jeans from http://www.growing-needs.co.uk