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Thursday, 19 July 2012

8 Days a Week! Thursday 19th July - Day 28 Training!

Thursday 19th July
Woke up to find it wet outside again, and with drizzle in the air. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Getting fed up with this now. The aim for this week was to have done a couple 10 - 15 miles rides and then, today, Thursday to do a full day 1 dummy run from Southport to Fleetwood! But given the way this week has panned out..no chance!

Had some 'life stuff' to do in the morning (READ: laundry!), so got that out of the way and then it was time to pick Steven up from his last day of year 7 mainstream school. From September he'll be starting in the specialist school of our choice. So we all had to say some goodbye's and thank you's to the teachers and staff who have bent over backwards to provide support for Steven while he's been there. We have no complaints at all. He just needs more than they can provide with the best will in the world. They will be sorry to see him leave. How Steven feels about, none of us will know.

After lunch the sun came out and I found myself toying with the idea of getting out on the board instead of using the mountain bike. Even put shorts on! (It's really warm here, every day. Just wet as aswell!)  So quite unexpectedly, I ended up doing just over 8 miles around the seafront and Victoria Park, for Day 28 of my training. Just as I stopped it started to rain again, so it was time well spent. And the muscle issue didn't give me anyy trouble. Only problem was that, because I wasn't expecting to go training I'd eaten a big meal at lunchtime. Not ideal really. But 8 miles I wasn't expecting to do, so there's a positive. No photos from today though, sorry.


The evening was marred by tantrums, screaming and door slamming. This is the worst part, and the hardest to deal with. Sometimes the reason is obvious. Often it isn't. It's an underlying anxiety that we don't know about because Steven won't talk about it. These are the times when it's difficult to hold things together and to hold back all the instinctive reactions. But we have to.

Friday is the day we meet the press in Blackpool. Fingers crossed they turn up!

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