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2018, not the year I wanted, but the year I deserved…

2018

I spent quite a few years (most of my adult life) not taking care of myself properly. That is not to say I didn’t exercise, actually quite the opposite, I drove myself harder than I should have, much harder. I pushed through numerous injuries, I didn’t listen to physical therapists, I blew off treatment.

In 2016 it caught up with me. Like screeching halt, smashing into a brick wall, full stop. I had no choice but to go through a couple of corrective surgeries, a long period of physical therapy and I spent almost an entire year off the bike, not running, not lifting, and not even swimming. 2018 was the year that followed. I had the last surgery in April, and after a very careful year of therapy and strenghtening, I managed a little more than 700 miles on the bike, and the first runs I’v been able to do since 2016. I am very cautiously optimistic for 2019.

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I didn’t see Elvis, but I did see Frank, and that’s almost the same thing.

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I hit quite a few PRs yesterday, which was unexpected, I really left to do an easy spin, but I did the first 5 miles into a blistering 20 kt headwind, which I guess properly warmed my legs up, after that I just kept picking it up. Admittedly, the last 5 miles of the return were significantly assisted by the same 20kt wind which was now a tailwind, however the 10 in the middle were all me. I am feeling it today, but in a good way. I’ve got an easy 12 spinning miles planned this afternoon for some active recovery time, and another 25 tomorrow.

 

I feel like the kids put this chalk here urging me on to ever greater feats of cycling heroism 🙂 “Allez! ALLEZ!!” and “Allons-y!!”