Saturday, May 19, 2018
Key word: Sucked
The past year included a stroke (mine) with partial vision loss, deaths of three good friends (two besties unexpectedly during the holidays), a second hospitalization, Dad moved to nursing home and Mom to assisted living apartment. BUT, I'm still going. Have been riding a new recumbent tricycle. Needed something safer than a two-wheeler. I responded to stress by not caring what or how much I ate and gained 25 lbs. Ack!
So here I am. Signed up for a 15-mile flat Centennial Trail bike ride in mid-September. Hope to stay well enough and get strong enough to do it. Up to 4 miles at a time in the last month since I started riding, but this recumbent is different and slower than a two-wheeler. I'm also still getting used to the gearing on the new trike. I do like it though. It's definitely comfortable.
I have this crazy dream of riding the trike across the country. If R and I stay well enough, who knows? My husband's up for selling everything and doing it too. Wish me luck!