On The Bike

On Friday, five weeks after my surgery, I rode the bike to work.  It wasn’t planned.  Diane was working.  I overslept and missed the bus.  It was the latest bus for another 50 minutes.  So I grabbed my rSogn and rode.

I was wearing the boot.  I was very cautious about stopping and starting.  I had no issues but I was quite slow.  Diane met me at work at the end of the day (on her bike) and we rode out to Apocalypse for beer.  I had eight miles for the day.  I was a little sore.

Saturday, I joined Tim for a short coffee ride.  Then Diane and I went out for food and drinks – on bikes.  I got 16 miles in.  I wasn’t as sore as I had been Friday.

Today my ankle feels really good.  I haven’t left the house yet, or even gotten dressed, so I haven’t had the boot on.  My ankle feels almost normal.  I still have no strength to push forward with my toes, but I’m walking differently to compensate.

Yes, I’m drinking beer again.  I’d like to blame Diane for bringing beer back after a week without it, but the responsibility falls with me.  I still have some decisions to make about all that.

I intend to continue riding to work.  The injury took away my freedom now I feel I have it back.  I just need to continue to be careful so I don’t re-injure myself.

4 thoughts on “On The Bike”

  1. I was thinking about you two today, as I rode by your neighborhood. I was on my way to help a friend move a couple of couches.

    She didn’t tell me until I arrived that she had, after all, found a truck to borrow. I wouldn’t have pulled my trailer had I known, although I would still have come to help.

    That said, I hope you can make it to Car-Free Happy Hour this coming week, even if you get a ride from Diane. Cycling Savvy classes are on the schedule!

  2. You are correct that you have problems staying out of stuff if it is in the house. It doesn’t matter what it is, beer, ice-cream, Little Debbie cakes, etc. You CHOOSING to stay out of anything is up to you. Going to 4Pegs wasn’t just the beer. It meant more than that, like being around other people. Unfortunately it also comes with beer and a variety of fried foods. It’s like people saying “I only smoke when I drink”. Behaviors and habits. You are strong enough to break those habits, but you must choose to do so.

  3. Glad to hear you’re up and healing. Don’t worry about the beer thing..it’s not the end of the world. Take care of yourself!!!

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