Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7/12/17


My Starry Night
Today was an exciting day for me. I rode my bike for the first time in 5 years. Yes, that's right. Since August 2012 when I had my back surgery. Actually it was  before that since the reason for the back surgery was that my left leg was not working properly and so I couldn't ride at all.

I finally decided to give it a go and take it slowly. Today I visited one of my old haunts, The Muddy River. It was quite hot and humid but I did manage to give it a few go rounds. It felt so great to be riding again. I have always been an avid bike rider since the early 1970's.  In fact in Florida I didn't even have a car. Just a bike with a basket for kids and groceries.

Now of course the bike is strictly for pleasure! I look forward to going a little further each day and building up slowly. What a pleasure.

Of course I will still swim. That is better for the upper body really.

Still getting in some painting as well. But the outdoors beckons and I must obey! After all summer is short. This is my last summer here in Boston by the way. Next year at this time I will be living in Tucson and roasting with my friends out there! It feels good to say that. Next year at this time.....yes.

3 comments:

Robbie said...

Good for you!!! I'm a walker...had bike here in Michigan and one in florida but gave them away...too many hills in the community we live in Florida and too many cars here in Michigan! So I walk....with my dogs...twice a day then I do Leslie Sanson's walking exercises in the house! I love those. Keep up on the bike...be careful...but keep it up...a great exercise!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I used to love to ride, but rarely do anymore. I'm a walker by nature I think. Any exercise is good. Love the blue you used in this artwork. Well, your countdown is on now. The time flies and soon you'll be where the Sun really does shine!
xx, Carol

Barbara - said...

Good for you. My almost thirty son had not ridden since high school and just got abike post shoulder treatment. He is doing it slowly for fun, separate from his other work outs. I used to be walker, but now I've had to adjust.