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.