Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Liberation




Day 70.  Life is slowly returning to a semblance of normal.  I’m driving, shopping, cooking, going to movies. Going to a debate watching party tonite.  I’ve been meditating almost daily and going on two mile walks most days – which I consider step 1 of my ultimate rehab.    But yesterday, I decided to try getting on a bike as step 2.  I was a bit skittish about jumping on my regular road bike.   Didn’t think clipping in was a good idea.  I was also cautioned that the skinny tires would be particularly slippery with so much sand on the bike path.  So, I went to the local bike store and rented an upright beach cruiser.  It was a real clunker.  Had 3 gears and weighed about a ton.  But it was a comfy ride and I was able to pedal from downtown Hermosa Beach to the North end of El Segundo  - about 8 miles round trip.  It took a bit more effort than I expected, but I was comfortable and quite happy to be riding again.  Especially on an almost perfect summer day along the beach.   It was very liberating.  Plan to go again tomorrow.  Next step will be to try to hit some tennis balls.

Numbers remain solid.  All systems go. 

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic, Ed. You’re on your way. 😁😁😁😁😁

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  2. All sounds great, Ed❣️

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  3. Great news in your update Ed! Don't be afraid to try an ebike You still have to pedal and you can cover a significant amount of territory. The hills in Madison are a breeze with an ebike. Rocky

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  4. You lead by example, Ed. Your strength and fortitude are beyond description. You make us proud.

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  5. That's great, Ed! Yes, a beautiful day to do a bike ride! Glad you are feeelimg good! Hope to see you
    soon!

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  6. Let me know when you’re ready for Marina del Rey Roundtrip, maybe with a stop at The Counter.

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