Pain is Motivator for Longer Riding Times!
I'm not looking for advice here, so if you feel a need to share all your knowledge, please share on another thread. Just sharing a unique ride motivator and blowing-off a bit of steam.
Currently, I am working with a physical therapist, chiropractor and neurosurgeon in regards to some almost unbearable pain I am having in my hip area and my shin area. I am doing all the stretching, strengthening, etc., that is possible. I get this pain when I walk - even short distance, or stand for very long, and it is excruciating - a 9 on a scale of 10.
The interesting thing is that I DO NOT have any pain while bicycling, which puts me in the situation of the longer rides I have, the less pain I have to endure. So today I was out for 4.5 hours of pain-free time!!
The PT has assured me that the pain is not caused by the bicycling, to bicycle as much as I like, and has also assured me that she knows how to bring me through it. I will be seeing the chiro tomorrow, with the approval of the PT. The chiro is an old-time friend who assisted me in getting through something similar years back.
Anyway, just sharing a unique motivator for longer rides. Anyone else have a unique motivator for longer rides?
Last edited by DnvrFox; 08-05-10 at 06:05 PM.