I know exactly why I told pretty much no one that I was having surgery until a few days prior. I can actually say it out loud now that I’m on the other side.
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The odd “numb and painful leg” mystery has been solved! I’m having surgery today to fix the issue with my circulation.
Bike riding hasn’t been good to me lately, so my fitness in that area is sliding. The lack of riding is getting to me, but the concept of progress being equivalent to perfection is a great motivator to push forward with what I AM able to do.
I don’t know how NOT to fight and push for answers, so the search continues
…I can look back on the year and know that I constantly pushed to my limits almost every single damn day, and sometimes past them, in an effort to get back to feeling like “me”.
Back, after a 2 month writing hiatus. I try not to force myself to write if I have nothing to say. Here’s an update on over-training, the ever present eye twitch, and a new approach to training.
I announced to my boyfriend that I had a new set of restrictions, or rather, a rewinding or revoking of privileges. After rattling off the list, he looked at me warily and said “Well, this just sounds like a conspiracy.”
The Filthy 50 events did NOT disappoint. I got to race with my 8yo for the first time, and we encountered many of the fun and scary things that often happen on gravel rides.
I wanted to know what I could do to lower the load on my spine going forward. The surgeon looked straight at me and said “Lose weight. Make your stomach smaller. Work on your core strength.” I nodded in agreement.