For months today was on my calendar as the first day of BRAG’s STU. I was really looking forward to it because it was going to be the official launch into my 2017 cycling season. I was a little bummed when I realized that my employment at “XYZ Corp” would put the kibash on my going over to Rutledge on Thursday so that I could ride all three days, but that was alright. And then my stupidity a week ago last Sunday ruined everything.
I didn’t even attempt to get on my trainer last night, I was in too much pain.
Every time I think I have turned the corner I make a misstep, or turn my leg the wrong way, or lean back, and experience pain. It’s one shuffle step forward, one huge leap backward.
I am scheduled to drive to Auburn next Friday to ride in Bo Bikes Bama, another ride I was stoked to do, but the longer my pain lingers the less likely it seems that I will make that trip either.
I’m trying to keep the big picture in mind. I probably have another 20-30 years to use this unlovable bag of bones and want to use that time to its fullest. But I am going to be honest with you, it’s hard to look past my current situation right now and it’s getting to me.
Today I will be having lunch with some of my former coworkers. Due to my condition we’ll be eating at Tin Lizzy, perhaps the greatest non-medical beneficiary from my stupidity. I’m hoping a good lunch with friends will help some.
To insult to injury I am going to start dieting tomorrow. Let’s face it, eleven days of no exercise has not helped my waistline. Ugh.
May your Friday, and ensuing weekend be incredible.