So of course I listened to him, you know how I always listen to what the doctors tell me. Mark and I went out for an easy 10 miles on the GORC trails.
|Getting ready to test the old body out|
|Just joking, no CPR was really needed|
The ride went great, I felt pretty good considering how out of shape I was, but the old heart worked well and the tailbone didn't hurt much during the ride.
|Made it back, alive and well|
The next day I went out for a run in the woods with my friend Jenny, we covered about 4 miles at a horribly slow pace, but I was just happy to be out there.
|Going out for my first run|
So now I have been working out for 4 weeks, my bike rides are getting longer, about 3 hours now and my runs are too, but I haven't run over 7 miles at in one run yet, I'm hoping to be up to 10 mile runs by the end of April. Hopefully with time, will come speed. I guess I will just keep working at it and soon the speed will come back.
And as a gift to myself for being really good and taking the full 11 weeks off, like the doctor instructed, I bought myself an CX/Adventure bike. I just got it Friday night and rode it Saturday, but then the stupid snow came on Sunday and I haven't been on it again.
|Me and my new Cannondale SuperX|
Even though I didn't get to ride on Sunday, I did find something fun to do in the snow.
|Out in the the snow with the kids and Ella Pitsgerald|
I hope by summer to be back and track and be able to race in USARA Nationals with Chuck.