Liesje and I joined forces with the Dave-Kristie tandem and headed down to snowy Cowtown to suprise Stef – her birthday is coming up so we unexpectedly became house guests for the weekend. It was a pretty fun weekend of not doing much, and like many times before, this trip down to Calgary included a bike on the roof rack. You see, I’m 100% committed to getting back to normal physical condition so I brought down my ‘cross bike so I wouldn’t miss any rehab workouts. By borrowing Josh’s trainer, I managed to get some good spinning in. I was feelin’ pretty good – enough so to start pushing a bit on the pedals – enough to break a sweat.
One weird tidbit about riding the trainer right now is that I can’t stand to pedal. You see, I just don’t have the strength yet to push my left leg over-the-top so what happens is that I kind of come to a dead stop. Really it’s a strange sensation. So I figure this is a safe measure as to when I’m allowed to start riding outside. Once I can comfortably and effectively stand to pedal will I allow myself to ride outside. Can’t wait.
I’m happy to say that my leg is definitely stronger than one week ago (when I began rehabbing it) and I’m motivated to keep it going. Hopefully my short term disability paperwork have been taken care of and I can start being a contributing member of society by going back to work….yeah, weird hey, I want to go back to work for work’s sake.
Quelf Scarf Neck Tie
Boys and girls took separate shopping trips on Saturday – us boys went for bikes & guitars. We checked our Bow Cycle’s big sale then hit up a couple of guitar shops. Good theraputic dude time. Nothing like a rousing game of Quelf to throw your inhibitions aside (except for lipstick wearing…)
So, one successful road trip down means I’m one step closer to a normal life. As each day goes by, I feel more and more normal; something to celebrate foresure.
I wonder how many times I’m going to be informed that I now have matching scars?