The past year has been tough going with doing over 25 redundancies, splitting with the wife, court proceedings and associated costs,family business not as well and the economic future looking grim.
I started a course in Sept (Chartered Institute of Building) and was struggling with it and the course work along with all my other commitments.
I realised on 29th December at Kirroughtree (my annual 7 Stanes trip) that there is more to life than working 13 hours a day, worrying about assignments qualifying in me in an industry that is in termoil etc.I have not been on the bikes much this year and started to get out a bit over Christmas and I have realised how much I riding.
To cut a long story short I phoned my course tutor today and told him I am binning the course. He was very understanding tbh.
I feel a big sigh of relief and have a big ride planned for the weekend. All of the other problems are still there but I feel I must have some positivity and better fitness to work through the current difficult times and mtbing will give me this.
Bikes are great.........