Another month gone by, and still trekking on. However, lousy weather in February and early March meant I was falling too far behind my total for comfort. So now I have a new best friend for the challenge: an exercise bike. That, and the fact that the wi-fi stretches to the garage. I am not sure that Saturday Kitchen is the best thing to cycle to, but it makes those miles disappear quick!
I covered quite a few miles at airport terminals, and a few in Monza. It was about the third time I’d stayed at Hotel de la Ville in Monza, and I do love it there. Very few places can beat their welcome and service. Ignore what it looks like from the outside, inside is like some bonkers 19th century explorer’s house. The single rooms are tiny, but serviceable, the breakfast is great, and the bartender mixes some mean cocktails.
My month, though, was really about heading towards the Olympic Stadium. Which is why I was exploring Westfield Stratford on 31 March. Whilst I can’t imagine you’d get in during the Olympics or Paralympics, can highly recommend the Premier Inn there at the moment.
As I imagine all good athletes do, the night before my big race it was key to ensure that I ate right. Given the great choices, it was a tough call, but we ended up at Wahaca. There appears to be some doubt though on whether or not Usain Bolt prepares with fish tacos and 2 mojitos. Did it help? That’s another story.
Thanks to the generous souls my total raised for the Alzheimer’s Society went up by £185 in the month. Thanks to all of them!