In a concerted effort to try and lose some weight and get a bit fitter for the wedding and the future and as something both Amy and I have wanted to do for ages we bought push bikes last week and for the first time in 21 years I went cycling last night.
I have to say though it was very enjoyable, although hard work at times. We spent over an hour out on the bikes cycling through the local parks and woods and whilst thoroughly knackered at the end of it, actually felt quite good about the whole thing. Until this morning that is...
I thought my legs would probably hurt, surprisingly they don't, I thought my back would hurt, even more shocked that it doesn't, I thought my hips would hurt, to my surprise they don't, I suspected my arms would probably ache, and yet again, completely shocked that they don't.
What I didn't expect was that my ARSE would be KILLING ME!!! Jesus sodding christ on a bike, it feels like someone's rammed a 10 foot scaffold pole up my arse, I can barely sit down. What exactly is the point in having an expensive full suspension bike and nice arse shaped saddle, if it's still going to inflict pain like this.
I can only hope that with time my poor old bum gets "used" to the idea as "apparently" we're going out on the bikes again tonight and it's looking like this may be a long term deal.
I don't remember pain like this when I used to ride bikes all the time, am I just getting old or something?