On the Road, again
Saturday, April 09, 2011
I didn't think I was going to get a ride in today. It started out cold and rainy, and I don't do cold and rainy. But, the rain cleared off and the afternoon was wonderful. So since the weather decided to cooperate, I got the bike out.
This was actually the first ride I've had since I was diagnosed with an arthritic hip. I wasn't sure how that was going to affect things, so I told Mrs. BlueAndGold to keep her phone nearby: I'd call her if my leg fell off! I decided to keep to my usual training ride, so there wouldn't be a lot of climbing to add to the unknown strain on my hip. I was able to complete the 16 mile loop, and I did it in under 65 minutes, nearly 8 minutes quicker than I did it last month, before the arthritic hip!!!
Overall, the ride wasn't too bad on my hip: it did start to tighten up about 3/4 of the way through, but I didn't give up and call my wife! Right now, it's tightened up, but that's from tired muscles, not so much the arthritis.
So, I've now been diagnosed with a bad thyroid, a bad heart and a bad hip: Am I 48 or 84???