I got back on the bike today after being off it since October and it felt pretty good. I was definitely not strong, but it still felt good to be back on two wheels and spinning the legs. I decided that I would take it relatively easy and rode about 30 minutes at about 13 mph. I logged a little over 8 miles.
I’m certainly not in the shape that I was a few years ago but that’s to be expected. I simply haven’t put in the time on the bike and I made some choices in lifestyle that severely impacted my fitness. With that behind me, I am looking forward to making slow but steady progress toward rebuilding my fitness.
An eight mile ride is a start.
2 thoughts on “First Ride of 2016”
Reblogged this on Sober Boots and commented:
There are times when I think that I didn’t lose anything during my drinking, but the fact is that I didn’t lose anything big. I didn’t lose my job, my house, or my family. But there are things that I did lose:
3. Interest in many things, including cycling
Nice work Damien. Start as you mean to go on!