The ManxCat is BACK
Been a long long time.
But on the 1st July, if I promised to take things easy, I have been given permission to ride my bicycle again. It has been the longest 14 weeks of my life, but its over and now I have to think about getting bike fit again.
Surgery (abdominal) in March didnt go well. You know, its odd when the 'Grim Reaper' hovers behind you, all the lovely prezzies from heaven that magically appear once your finally starting to get well again, after nearly a fortnight in hospital, Chas my lovely hubby bought me a running Flying Scot bike. One that really fits me – a 52cm frame (20'). Its even the exact same year as I am. So its been an eventful year so far, and one that is only now going to improve. The bike has sat in the front room for me to google at, Chas hid the pedals to ensure I didn't give it a blast before I got the 'All-clear to go' from the consultant – pictures and wee blog of bike to come. Best of all, I am volunteering to help with the Audax London-Edinburgh-London event later this month, and Im able to cycle to the control instead of having to bring a car.
Really looking forward to loving cycling again. THese past weeks I have literally closed all doors to cycling as frankly it was all too depressing at the time, even knowing I was going to be well again, still didnt stop the negative feelings popping into my head. Now the wheels are turning, I feel like a brand new person once more.
Today, was the first weekend out on the bike, it was Tynwald day on the island, a bank holiday so I met with some girlfriends in Ramsey and we had a quiet pootle around the northern section of the island. Here is my route:
I was surprised at how well I managed it, but the ol' legs didnt forget how good cycling can feel. Im a bit tired now, but a good tired. Walking has kept up some fitness, but I have discovered that I really hate walking – too painful to do any distances and it takes far too long to go anywhere! But, it served a purpose.
Learnt to sew. Started making homemade wines again. Learnt to spin. Knitted an entire drawer of jumpers for winter and 6 pairs of socks, so not been too idle.
Soz I have not been pro-active on the blog. Things though, ..... 'Can only get better....'