Friday, 30 October 2009
Etape application form is here.
I received my application form for the Etape yesterday. I need to get it signed by my doctor. Does anyone know what sort of medical is required and is a certificate issued or does the doctor just sign it? It also says that the quicker it is returned to them the quicker they submit it and the lower race number you will get. Surely a good thing.
Weigh day today. I must admit I was not to hopeful prior to getting onto the scales. Been off work this week and have been out with the kids during half term and been doing things like sitting in the cinema scoffing sweets and visiting Pizza Hut, not to mention a couple of visits to my local.
Friday 30/10 - 99.8Kgs(15.1 St, 220 Ilbs)
So I was pleasantly surprised. Dipped to under 100Kg for the first time. Only managed 2 rides this week, the one on Monday and we did the identical 25 mile ride again yesterday. I must say I feel the training is paying off as yesterday it seemed a lot easier and I have a little chuckle to myself when I think only a couple of months back I would do 10 miles and fall off my bike.
I have decided that my target for the Etape will be 90Kg. I reckon if I continue eating sensibly and doing a couple of rides a week that this will be achievable. I just hope that when the cigarettes go I do not go the other way.
I have started taking "Champix". My quit day is going to be next Tuesday. Work have got me in for a medical with BUPA next Wednesday. So I'm back to work on Monday although they will not let me drive a train till after the medical. Wish me luck.