At the beginning of the month I pledged to #ScrollFreeSeptember.
No social media for whatever period of time I chose. There were 5 plans to choose from Cold Turkey - no scrolling whatsoever (no way Jose); Social Butterfly - no scrolling whilst out socialising; Night Owl - no social media after 6pm; Busy Bee - no social media during working or school hours or Sleeping Dog - no scrolling once in bed. There's no way I could go Cold Turkey and the only one I really struggle with is checking my Facebook and Twitter while I'm at work so I chose
I'm not going to lie - it's been hard. The first day was ok because I was extremely busy but I'm gradually struggling with not checking because I get a bit bored. One thing I have realised is that I actually don't miss out on anything - it's all still there when I get on the bus at 2.45pm, apart from Twitter timeline which is a nightmare. Just wish I could get through the day without checking it at all. I'm going to try really hard for the second half of September - let's see how we go.
I was supposed to ride the Orro Sussex Classic Sportive last weekend but had a massive anxiety attack over my painful foot (no idea what I've done) and the elevation and I forgot to do my asthma inhalers before we left so took the decision to DNS - the first ever self imposed. Not a great feeling - lots of tears, feeling angry at myself for giving in etc etc. Shaun went off and rode - I sat in Tribby boiling the kettle for tea and eating anything I could find in the cupboards. Shaun's race report wasn't great - although he did complete it in just over 2 hours. Lots of horrible roads, cars, hills and generally not pleasant so that made me feel better. We did get a fab photo from the event photographer - think I might get this made into a canvas!
|Descending like a pro|
Right, I'm off to pack some more boxes - will it ever end ?