What have I been doing the last two months?

Getting fat and slow, mostly. When I went to the doc, he said to take at least a month off of running. So, I did.

Then the guy at PT (Who was MAGIC, MAGIC, I say, with the tape and the battery-delivered analgesics) had me keep doing the stretches I was doing, but, more importantly, didn’t mess around and cleared me to start running again, provided I kept stretching and using orthotics.

So, I’m painfully fat (Well north of 180), and painfully slow (Bike’s been averaging less than 16 mph), I’m at least running again.

I’ve also changed jobs, which should end up providing more time in the day. The pool’s a 5 minute walk from my office, and, even better, it’s only 7 miles door-to-door home to office. I’m still sorting out logistics with the job, but I’ve ridden my bike in at least once each week I’ve been working here.

My goals for the summer, as they have been for the last two, are to get well and get thinner. Let’s see how that goes…

2 thoughts on “So…”

  1. Bill, I see you’ve posted several cycling loops around Newport. I’m a slow, old cycling enthusiast, and I’ll be attending a conference at Salve Regina for several days and would appreciate your thoughts. Are there any good shops for renting a decent road bike in the 58-61cm range? I’ll have opportunities to cycle during most afternoons (Mon-Thurs), but are your routes OK for cycling then, in terms of traffic? (20-25mi loops will be good exercise that still leave something in the tank to attend evening conference session. It looks very flat there, like Chicago, so I’d like to ride 16-20mph.) Is the cycling worth the hassles of bringing my own bike (i.e., packing, flying, building up, riding, re-packing)?? I appreciate any thoughts you have. Thanks, Dave

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