I just stumbled across my last blog post. Dated 2.13.11 and titled "Step 4," it described my steps towards returning to fitness after an ankle injury about six months earlier.
Now, it's a year later. I've ridden almost 10,000 mils since then. My numbers for 2012 look like this:
I already plan to ride 60 miles tomorrow. I figure I may as well add 15 to make it an even 75, 900 for the month.
I have been riding a lot of miles.
I also have been trying to return to running. Since the first of this year, I have slowly, gradually been increasing the distance and pace at which I run. So far, I'm up to 2.5 mile at about an 8:45 pace.
Today, I biked down to O'Fallon, Ill. to watch the Edwardsville Tigers compete at the O'Fallon Relays. On the way home, I witnessed a two-car action at the intersection of Seven Hills Road and O'Fallon-Troy Road. Fortunately, neither driver was injured. Shaken up, yes. Injured, no. This delayed my return trip. As a result, I found myself riding for about an hour at night. Thank goodness for low-traffic Madison County roads and a strong headlamp.
There's a lot more I could say about the day -- and about the past 13 months, during which I rode a lot but wrote very little. But not now. It's late, and tomorrow I'm biking over to KDHX