Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I can feel that.

I needed a little therapy tonight, so I hopped on the Speciale Fixed again and rode my rollers in the driveway. It felt better than riding my turbo trainer, but I had forgotten how much resistance you get from small drum rollers. It only took a few songs on the iPod for my legs to start complaining and for me to start shifting around on the saddle trying to get comfortable. Again, my right arm was feeling tired and sore nearly instantly. Once again my I find myself humbled by my injuries and the road to recovery. Still, I am so fortunate to be able to feel this way- I am literally lucky to be alive, after all.


It seems pretty amazing in some regards that just a little over 3 months ago I was laying in a hospital bed hooked up to a morphine drip, wearing a cervical collar and wondering if I'd ever ride again at all.

Heavy...

Tim

3 comments:

Donna T. said...

Just keep remembering how far you have come when the aches and pains start. Don't push too hard...you'll get there. Really!

velofreak said...

Amazing recovery. Before you know it, you will be back where you were.

Jason said...

I hope it will cheer you up to learn that I just bought a Masi Caffe Racer Solo today in an effort to rehab a spinal injury suffered on a bike (almost 3 years ago). Small steps, don't rush your recovery and enjoy the small victories. Good luck!