After a few weeks of ploughing (literally, thanks to a Snowy Dec / Jan) through the holiday period while avoiding the scales, I finally weighed myself and was surprised to see that I’m in way better shape than I was this time last year. Better to be ahead of the game than being a few steps back from where you would like to be. There are stills months of hard work ahead before I start hitting important races, but until then it’s a case of spending time on the bike or in the gym. To fit in gym time at 24hr fitness I have to wake up at 445am to access the equipment that I need. Not ideal, but it’s good to get my gym workouts done before my day has really started.