So, Today, I had my first bike ride (bicycle that is) in a very long time. The last time I did any real distance was in 2010. I was up to 24 miles every other day, and that was a month or two after my back surgery. Today’s ride was only 3.27 miles in like 15 minutes, and, I am so out of shape. This is especially true since I haven’t been to the gym since 2014.
I knew my first ride would be pretty taxing, and probably the next 10 rides, until I get used to working again. And it was mostly my legs. The whole cardio thing was not too troublesom. I am pleased to report there were no chest pains or shortness of breath, which I always seem to expect, but it has never happened. So I’m looking forward to doing it again. The bike I bought is a very good ride (Specialized Cross Trail). I think I will need to get some padding for my ass though.
There is almost nowhere to ride where I live. There are no provisions on the road for bicycles; very narrow to no shoulders. I may have to search out some trails or bike routes and carry the bike on the car to get there. I don’t even think I could safely navigate to work. Believe it or not I’m almost certain I would be seriously injured or worse if I tried.
Anyway, it was good to bike again, and cool to be on a new bike, and I think I want to do it some more.
Good for you, Tony! 🙂 I hope you get to ride your bicycle more often, and on safer roads as well. But you took the first step already, hopefully many more will follow!
It has not been a great year. I’ve ridden it only twice because my pain seems to be increasing day by day. I don’t know what is happening with my back.
Ouch, that’s not good. Did you see your doctor about it?