For a long time now, I’ve been one of those “I need to ride every day” type of guys.
Maybe I should rephrase: it’s not so much that I need to, but that I generally feel better when I do. A big part of that is psychological: doing a job where I’m sitting most of the time, doing something physical — and getting some sunlight — is good for my mental health.
That’s been one of the difficult aspects of this ordeal the last 3 months.
It’s finally changed. On August 5 I was cleared to ride a stationary bike.
I’ve ridden every day since then. At first on the stationary bike, and then after a few days, on my own bike on the trainer. Today I realized that I’m following the same routine I had 3 months ago: come home from work, change into cycling clothes, go ride.
And then have that good-tired feeling in the legs. This morning was the first time I’ve woken up with that feeling, because last night was the first time I’ve actually worked up a good sweat while on the trainer.
I rode again today, and will ride again tomorrow, because it will be Friday, and Friday is always an easy-spin day.