Hello ya all.
Last Thursday, in Long Island, was my last ride. Twenty pleasant miles. Then Saturday happened and I have been out since. No riding, no nothing really. I feel sluggish and told my wife about it everyday.
It is something about riding that I just love and crave. Maybe it is the freedom, maybe it is the breeze, maybe it is the peacefulness and maybe it is the friends we meet along our journey. I do not know but it is sorta like a big bowl of chicken noodle soup. Each ride represents a few stirs and a ladle full of soup. You might have some of this, a little of that, maybe it is spicy, maybe salty, I do not know. All I do know is that I truly miss it and miss it a lot. It is the form of exercise that I love and there is a point to it (versus just using the treadmill at the gym). Maybe it is the change to accumulate miles or feet of climbing. Maybe it is speed. Maybe it is just to have fun. There we go again.... each ride is like a bowl of chicken noodle soup.
Yesterday was my first full day back at work and it was somewhat painful but it was good to get out of the house. Today I worked from home a little but started feeling sorta depressed and when my wife came home, we went for a 4 mile walk. The first mile was good but the last three miles were painful. I am not sure if it is the kidney stones or the stint that is causing the pain because I cannot distinguish them. But when we were done, I was happy to sit down and rest but really glad to get out of the house.
They say the longer you do not do something (exercise) the harder it is to get back into the rhythm of it. So true!
I am planning to try an easy 20 mile ride tomorrow with my wife. I am hoping it does not bother me like walking does with the kidney stones and stint.