After rehabilitating from my surgery, I thought I had made it all the way back, only to find out 2 of the screws in my back are stripped. Subsequently, there won't be any more racing in my future but I can still ride for fitness.
After 10 weeks off the bike letting my back heal, I've logged three good weeks of training.
- Week 1 - 50.2 miles / 2.88 hours of training
- Week 2 - 114.9 miles / 6.7 hours of training
- Week 3 - 158.2 miles / 8.8 hours of training
Now I'm looking forward to a rest week even though I am feeling very strong. The only problem that I'm suffering from is a sore tushy from such a long lay off. I think the hardest part of cycling is getting your self toughened up to spend long hours in the saddle. I am amazed at how the pros spend so much time on their bikes.
Fortunately, God has given me a third chance to ride and pursue my passion. Now I need to just enjoy the ride and all the benefits that come from living a healthy lifestyle.