Okay, very little about me or my life is normal, but we’ll let that slide.
On Sunday the 23rd I wrote about getting back on the bike. I had ridden wearing the boot to protect my ankle. It did bring it’s own issues. It was awkward and almost caused a wreck on it’s own.
I ditched the boot after that. I haven’t worn it since. I did a short ride that Sunday evening. I had no issues. I rode the bike to work two days last week. It’s great to wear two shoes again.
This past Saturday, I had intended to get up for a ride. It was going to be the last nice day for a while. I felt like crap and stayed home.
I did get up for a morning ride yesterday with Tim. It was 33F and raining – PERFECT! We were staring down a winter storm warning. The frozen stuff wasn’t due for hours. I met Tim at Breadworks, as is usual. We meandered a bit, complaining about the weather. We tried the recently opened Gralehaus for food and coffee. It’s not someplace I’ll go regularly, but it was a nice change of pace.
Tim’s thoughts are here.
We split up short after that, where I went for a beer at Four Pegs before heading home.
A recent change is that I’ve started drinking a lot more water. I’ve had too many nights/mornings over the last couple of years where I woke up sick and dehydrated from over-consumption. Drinking water will alleviate that if I keep the amount of alcohol under control. I also wonder if dehydration was partly to blame for my Achilles tendon rupture.
Yes, I’m still not supposed to be walking on this leg, let alone riding a bike. I still have ten days before I go back to the doctor to get set up for physical therapy. I’m just considering this an early start. I’m listening to my body instead of my doctor. I just hope the body is right.
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I don’t know if Denis would agree, but personally I’m glad to hear that you’re back on the bike. Morale plays a huge role in healing, and bikes play a huge role in the morale of Bicycle People … so there we are.
Now if I could just get myself together enough to actually ride on a regular basis again…
My friend Tom has a glass of water as he’s drinking. He tells me it helps him not drink as much and also helps with the side effects. I haven’t tried it but I do drink a lot of water. A quick Google search tells me that I wish we had a Four Pegs here in CA. We actually have a similar place about five minutes from my house called Sequoia Brewing Company. Good luck with the physical therapy.
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