Good weather today meant that I was quite willing to go cycling again. With the same friend again as well and guess what: the same route!
I only did the not that steep but very long ascent once, but I noticed it was easier to cycle up already. It took a lot longer before I needed to go down into the very first gear. Pleased with that. I have noticed it all becoming a lot easier, but seeing it like that is definite proof.
Talking about proof, the other day a colleague said I looked different. Not only that, I moved differently. More fluid, more upright, more proud in a way. And even if I do notice changes when training, those type of changes are harder to see in myself.
As for support: can't complain of that either. My colleagues are really supportive, some of them in a more hands-on fashion. Walking with me, cycling with me, swimming with me. Other colleagues want updates on my training, how I am feeling, how I am doing. And what with the boost I got on Sunday (seeing all those Iron Man athletes come in), I think I am doing okay!
Tomorrow there is swimming on the schedule. In the rain...