Well, with only two and a half days to go I've made my decision and dragged the exercise bike from bedroom to lounge where it now sits in pride of place in front of the TV. With the exception of the opening ceremony - which I intend to enjoy fully relaxed on the sofa - any event watched must, in effect, be 'cycle powered' by my good self. As a precaution against severe saddle soreness I am allowing myself the option of hand weights and stretch bands for really heavy viewing days. These are now ready in place on the coffee table.
Hopefully by the end of the Olympics and Paralympics (my favourite), I should have gained some thigh muscle - at the moment my quadriceps feel like four lengths of floppy washing line!
Will set my mileometer and update with totals after each of the closing ceremonies - not that I am deluded enough to think anyone should be that interested you understand, but because it will ensure I stick with my intention. I don't expect any amazing mileage as I like the bike least of all - I am never truly comfy on it - but my desire for 'new thighs' has me rising to the challenge
I would love to hear if anyone else has any kind of 'Olympic plans' (and no... chocolate marathons do not qualify!), Parvati.
PS. should TV signal start failing while watching any of the events, message me and I will cycle faster 'Thunder Thighs'