A sigh of relief.
Well then, that’s that. Semester over. In a 13 week semester I managed to hand in 5 assessment items in weeks 16 & 17. I know. Naughty, naughty. But the good part is that when you hold back that long it’s only a week until the results are published rather than over a month.
Worse than not finishing the work on time was what I was up to when I should have been writing all those essays. Me and my bike are very, very naughty. I rode and rode and rode. In week 14 & 15 I managed to ride so far that I developed tendonitis in both achilles tendons.
So I can claim credit for riding 1111.25km in June (that’s 690 miles for those of you reading this in a less modern country). Also, since it’s winter distance I think it should be double credit. Plus, better than a big spike in one month is consistency over time and for the 3 months to the end of June I racked up 2887.84km. Ain’t it strange how I put on 7 pounds in that 3 month period. Obviously riding that distance is counter-productive if the bulk of the distance is commuting from the bakery to McDs to the fridge.
The best part is that it’s right in the middle of winter and I haven’t been scared off the bike yet by the weather. The rest week was a medical rest, not a sissy-boy fretting about the rainy-poos. Over the last 4 weeks I’ve ridden in pouring rain (3 inches in 24 hours) and bitter cold (7°C/45°F). Not quite freezing, but I’m not a penguin either.
The best news is that I’ve got another 2 weeks of no university. That’s 15 days of me and my bike. If I can hold back on the cheeseburgers I should see some grand improvement. I’m excited.