My New Ride

This morning my new ride showed up at the door. Thanks to the Christmas generosity of my step-mom Cullene, I have a new way to try to fight the steady diet of carbs, carbs, and more carbs that I tend to indulge in since moving to Cornwall. I thought this exercise bike might help balance my inability to walk past a plate of eggs, sausage, and chips, better known as french fries in America.

My will power seems to have evaporated since my hip pain became an issue and I need a little something to get me moving again. I decided after a good bit of research to not have the hip surgery that I mentioned in several previous posts. The recovery was so long and people who went through it still appear to have a fair degree of pain along with a limited range of motion and I just could not convince myself to risk those odds. While I am generally an adventurous, risk taking kind of person, I felt like my inner voice was saying no … don’t do it and at my age I’ve learned to listen to that voice.

With surgery ruled out,  I decided to readjust my running (not give it up) and bring in a few more fitness options that won’t stress my hip quite so much. Now I just need learn how to say no more often when John asks me,  ” Do you fancy sausages tonight? ”  because everyone knows that sausages taste infinitely better with a side of chips.

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3 thoughts on “My New Ride

  1. It was several months before the treadmill and I became friends.
    Now I miss my 20 minutes when the power goes off. Walking around the block on ice covered sidewalks is not an option.

  2. I’ve been thinking of you and wondering what you had decided to do about your hip. I hope you are able to make the adjustments, ease (or eliminate!) the pain, and get on with the lifestyle you prefer. Making adjustments and saying goodbye to the ways of youth are some of the hardest things about aging. I don’t like it one bit. But adjust I must… (sigh)
    Take care, and, as always, thanks for sharing your remarkable journey on this blog.

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