Monday, January 19, 2009

I Must Turn the Corner

I'm rotting!

I've grown roots out of my butt into the sofa that has held me captive while watching 2 full seasons of Prison Break on DVD. My waist is looking like the Michelin Man and my legs are hairy. What has happened to me?

It seems I've let this knee thing get out of control and get the best of me, but, I've decided to fight back and take control of my life again. I pulled up the roots about 2 weeks ago and I'm feeling sparks of motivation again. I've ridden my trainer a few times, hiked on the golf course in the snow and started lifting weights. The bathroom scale staring at me each morning, and weighing this thing called a body still scare me. I'm dealing with the body, but the scale is going to have to wait.

This weekend was the break through I was looking for. Saturday, I rode outside for the first time since November 16th, on my road bike on a flat course, freezing my ass off, and it actually felt good. There is just something magical about a bicycle. The speed, the wind, the fresh air and the beautiful scenery all come together and boost my spirits.

After riding my less than challenging circuit, I went home and had a PB&J sandwich (that's good for the waist line :-)) and headed up to Mountain Dell golf course for an hours worth of track skiing. Two weeks ago I was gassed after 20 minutes - today's hour was non-stop. Yahoo!

Sunday I went back up to Mtn. Dell and skiied for 2 hours. I took a 1-2 minute break at the hour mark and finished off in fine style, for me that is. Track skiing is definately NOT my sport and is just a means to an end. I like how it taxes my whole body, especially the upper torso, lower back and butt. The down side is looking like a fool when EVERYONE on the course passes me. I guess there's the price to pay for fitness. Wait till we get back on the bike - I'll kick you ass you skating sissies!

So, the next step in my progression is Camp Lynda. I'm heading down Friday night and hope to ride parts of Saturday and Sunday and feed off the positive mojo CL exudes.

Don't count me out yet.


KC said...

Sweet! I am so excited for you. I can't wait to be riding with you again. Good luck this weekend at Camp Lynda.

Dave Harris said...

Awesome Brad! After your last post I didn't think we'd be seeing you, glad to year you are on the upswing. Saturday's ride should be good for you - it get's progressively more tech so you can decide how the knee is feeling and bite off what you want.

See ya Sat!

Brad said...

Wow! I'm excited to get 2 great comments. I want to ride right now. Thanks KC, and see u Sat DH :-)

ER Dad said...

Brad, Glad your back at it! Keep cranking, swooshing and pumping smartly.

Genericyclist said...

Dude, you will be back at it in no time. Don't sweat it! You wanna worry about gettin' fat? Move your business next to Caputo's!