Baby Steps, Beer, and Bikes

My last post was pretty negative.  I was having a bad day.  Today is much different.

I had a good day yesterday, but last night was rough.  I had drank too much and eaten some questionable food.  I had trouble sleeping with an upset stomach and a headache.  I also had muscle aches that are probably due to dehydration due to alcohol consumption.

Getting up for work this morning was hard.  I made it in to work a bit later than intended, but still before 9:00am.  Work was a busy blur.  I can’t complain – I was productive and time flew by.

Before I even made it to work, I’ve decided to quit drinking.  I seem to have an issue with moderation.  I’m also not going to lay around like a lump until my leg heals.  I’m borrowing a trainer so I can use my recumbent bike as a stationary bike.  I’ll pedal one-legged with my SPD shoe until I’m cleared to use both legs.  I’ll have the trainer tomorrow.

Two days ago when I complained about lack of progress with my leg, things got better.  I can walk now.  I’m not supposed to, and I rarely do, but if I need to get up some stairs without a rail, I can.  I only walk slowly taking very small steps.  It’s almost a shuffle.  I can’t “push off” with my right foot, but it’ll hold me up.  There’s no pain when doing this either.  I only do this when wearing the boot to support my ankle.

I’m still using the Knee Scooter.  I hate the crutches and the walker.  I don’t need the wheelchair.

Now I just need some exercise.

6 thoughts on “Baby Steps, Beer, and Bikes”

  1. Don’t know why but didn’t realize you were going to try to use the ‘bent on the trainer. Just throwing it out there that not sure the sizing/specs will work. Not sure. But You can give it a go and see. It’s worth that.

  2. How’s the sobriety going? I get the difficulty with moderation concept as well. I’m trying to not drink during the work week thing currently.

  3. Jack,
    I’ll let you know. It hasn’t been long yet. I still want a beer. I think of getting out of the house in the evening – to walk (scoot) to the bar. So I read a book instead.

    I’ve spent the last several years focused on making beer a big part of my life. It’s time to undo that.

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