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Not much of anything to report

Thursday, July 25, 2013      0 comments

I've been back at work for a week. Everyone's happy I'm back. I would have prefered to not come back, but at some point they would have stopped paying me. It's good to be back on the bike. The Hubs asked me to only ride a few days this wee... Read more

Back in the Saddle again

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      3 comments

I had my 4-week check this morning. The doc gave me the okay to resume my normal life, with the exceptions of no sex & no lifting anything over twenty pounds for two more weeks. So, as soon as I retrieved my bike from my office, I went for a rid... Read more

People can be so nice!

Friday, July 05, 2013      5 comments

We were at the home of a couple of people who attend the same church as we do. They're one of the couples we "connected" with fairly soon after we started attending All Saints'. They're fairly geeky, so we have that in common. (The church is in ... Read more

I won an important battle

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      4 comments

My weight has settled into the mid-180's. I'm not continuing to lose weight rapidly, but it's not coming right back, either. I figure it's now up to me what happens. And given how much I love to eat and since I cannot ride my bike, I need to be ... Read more

The Tour is on! The Tour is on!

Saturday, June 29, 2013      1 comments

Ah, le Tour de France. The biggest annual sporting event. The toughest major athletic event. (I think the Race Across America is harder.) This irony escapes few recreational cyclists: we spend much of July (prime cycling season in much of ... Read more

Landmark - can I trust it?

Friday, June 28, 2013      2 comments

I'm down to 184 pounds. For the first time in a looong time, my BMI is less than 30. But I don't entirely trust it. My body fat reading on my scale continues to go up. That indicates to me I'm dehydrated, despite continuing to drink ridicul... Read more

One-week post-op report

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      2 comments

I had my surgery a week ago. My weight is back down to less than it was the morning of the surgery. At times I feel energetic, but most of the time I'm a little weary. I could have used a few more hours of nap time yesterday. Maybe I'll get to m... Read more

New week, starting over

Monday, June 24, 2013      3 comments

I'm sitting upright at the computer. That's different. I'm down to 194 pounds, which lends credence to my thought that my rapid post-op weight gain was water. My belly was a little distended. It's soft, there are no hard spots, and I'm not ... Read more

Recovery report

Saturday, June 22, 2013      2 comments

My surgery was at about three Wednesday afternoon. It was more complex than my doctor anticipated (lots of adhesions), and I bled about 50% more than normal. But the oral pain meds were enough to manage my post-op pain. (I gave up the button... Read more

Serious case of the Blues

Monday, June 17, 2013      4 comments

I know I've written this all over this web page, but this is my blog and I can be as redundant as I like. Less than 48 hours until my surgery, and my biggest fear is having to spend four to six weeks off the bike. Every winter, I'm off the ... Read more

Extra resistance?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      6 comments

My ride home yesterday felt sluggish. I averaged a little over 14 mph, but it sure didn't feel like it. This morning, I checked the pressure in my tires before my ride into work. The wheel wouldn't freely spin into the position I wanted it... Read more

Back to my regular life

Monday, June 10, 2013      1 comments

Last Friday, I had my pre-op appointment with my doctor and a pre-registration appointment at the hospital. Both went well, which was a nice treat leading into the weekend. Friday afternoon, I drove to Ridgefield, WA, to see my younger niec... Read more

Ride? Drive?

Wednesday, June 05, 2013      3 comments

The weather was beautiful yesterday afternoon, so I rode home on the south side of the river (a longer route than my usual). My speed was pretty good. I kept feeling a twinge in my right thigh (I think it's my adductor longus). This morning... Read more

Sweet ride

Tuesday, June 04, 2013      1 comments

This morning, I averaged 15.6 mph on the way to work. I was even speeding in a school zone (22 mph in a 20 mph). No worries though: in two & half years, I've seen a sheriff's deputy monitoring that school zone ONCE. No speeding ticket for the Tr... Read more

Mediocre Motivation

Monday, June 03, 2013      3 comments

I went for a ride Saturday. I'd hoped for about 45 miles; I decided to ride just 29. I had a hard time pushing myself out the door, but I knew that once I started riding, I'd be happy I did. And I was right. Once on the ride, I lowered my expect... Read more


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