As an anniversary activity rode with the wife today. For having major surgery just 9 days ago she did remarkably well. I am proud of her.
After we rode I wen a bit further and noticed I have improved. Last year at this time, I was in the doldrums with a lot of pain, diagnoses of this and that, seeing neurosurgeons and physiatrists (no, NOT a psychiatrist), physical therapists and the like.
Today, I was able to accelerate on hills, was going 18 mph up where I normally go 14-16 mph, came back at 22 -25 mph where I normally don't exceed 20, passing folks right and left (well, mostly on the left) and I can feel the power in my legs improving.
Yes, I can still have horrible leg pains, but if I do enough of the PT exercises, stretching, etc., it helps a lot, and I am not incapacitated as I felt last year. Even over 70, one can improve. Also, I have lost about 10 pounds, which helps immensely.
How about you - measurable progress? - and you don't need to have statistics (but they are OK) to know you are making progress.
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