I'm back on my bike again! This is good news. About four and a half months ago I had back surgery--a spinal fusion--my second. That's the bad news. But today, for the first time since early March, I rode 25 miles. I like to ride long distances, but 25 miles is a start. I was slow, pretty stiff, and tired when I got home, but what a great feeling to finally be back in the saddle.
I'm passionate about cycling. I'm lost without it. For me it means keeping my weight in check, while allowing me to eat whatever I want (within reason). It clears my head and my thinking. It gets me outside in the sun and fresh air. It's a tremendous workout without beating my joints to death. It keeps me in good vascular health. It lifts my spirits and makes me feel like a kid again. I'm not completely healed yet, so I'll have to ease back into the distance stuff, but I'm on my way, and feeling very happy about that!