I normally cycle to work, but I hadn't dared cycle to the gym from work yet. Those days, I took the tube, although I did find it cumbersome to walk to and from the station: it's about 20 minutes extra I could possibly shave off if cycling.
"But what if I'm tired?", I kept thinking. "What if cycling to the gym is tiring and then I am too tired to cycle from the gym?"
And so I kept taking the tube on gym days.
But yesterday something flicked on my brain and I was determined to do it. And I did it! 💪
It was mostly easy on the way in, but the way out took me through many, many back streets, and I spent as much time as if I had taken the tube, because I had to keep checking the directions on every turn: there were too many for me to remember, and London's layout is very difficult to keep in your brain.
That said, I was very pleased with myself that I achieved this. Yay!
As a funny end note, I was tracking my route with Strava, which has "user-generated" segments in routes. One of the segments I went through has the best name ever: "little path of horrors" 😂–I don't remember that area being particularly bad or full of potholes, but it made me crack up nevertheless, haha!