Mary Chapin Carpenter to save you Googling it.
The jet lag from NZ is slowly fading and I am getting up now at an approximately normal time. I should just about have things sorted by the time I get on a plane to Florida and screw everything up again.
With the improved weather I am, at last, able to get out on the bike and have managed a respectable 300 miles over the last 10 days. I cannot deny that this has been painful and my lack of fitness has never been more apparent – from last September to my return from NZ I have probably ridden fewer than 1000 miles and boy does it show.
This cannot continue, so I have set myself a goal. As goals go it is quite a big one – to cycle 10,000 miles during 2014. To put things into context, the best I have previously manged is about 9,800 in the year I cycled across the USA.
I know the maths is pretty obvious but this requires cycling, on average, 27 miles every single day of the year. Even more depressing, this means that, by now, I should have already cycled almost 2000 miles whereas I have actually done just 450. Bugger.
A jolly good start will be my little jaunt to Florida on Monday. We have 7 solid days of cycling with a promise of flat roads and warm weather. I am hoping I can notch up the best part of 500 miles. After that, who knows, but at least my humiliation if I fail will be recorded via this blog.