Today was the day. I've moved well below broad, debilitating pain into local, constat discomfort and sometimes -sometimes- I almost feel normal again. It's hard to believe it's been 7 weeks since my slip and fall. A lot of water's gone under the bridge. I've been on the bike 3 times (maybe 4. I forget) in the past 7 weeks and not all in the past 3 (two days ago doesn't count). It was such a beautiful morning and I survived a potentially difficult night last night so, as I said at the top, today was it... I'm going out. I should say "did"... for about an hour and 12.7 miles. I set out to do 10.
There were twinges now and again but the worst part right now is my tailbone and very lower back, neither of which make contact with my Brooks (if ever there was a time for a Brooks, this was it) and it was getting hard on the last leg back. I came up the less difficult east rise to my house -I'll just let the west side climb be for now- and I was *struggling*. But I made it and right I feel good right now. Pretty dang good. In fact, I haven't felt this good since that first around the block on my new bike 4 years ago
It's nice to be back.