Back on my bike

I went out on my bike today, for the first time in nearly 2 months.

It’s pouring with rain, but the perfect weather for cycling in, wrapped up in my cycling gear: cycling longs, long-sleeved and necked wicking top, hooded top, and breatheable waterproof jacket. I was like a furnace, the summer rain a welcome coolant on my face. I was only out for 30 minutes — a quick jaunt from the top of Drum Brae to Crammond and back, via Davidson’s Mains and a busy Queensferry Road — but it was a good, gentle start.

I’ve missed cycling while being off sick. I’m beginning to recognise that if I don’t get out to do some regular physical exercise then I get down, down, deeper and down. And I also need to balance it with a healthy eating, sleeping and prayer routine. You know, I reckon the monks got it pretty well spot on.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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