I have just returned and cleaned up from a 31 mile bike ride. It is the longest ride this year. I have been worried that I was physically well enough and fit enough to do over 30 miles without undue pain or symptoms. And the answer is… No problem! No sign of the light headedness or the getting winded, difficult to recover kind of thing.
The ride took 2 hours 45 minutes. 5 years ago when I was preparing for Ride the Rockies, I would have been disappointed at anything more than 2 hours on the easy trails of Denver. But now my carcinoid cancer has progressed and I will be 65 years old in 4 days. I’m working toward being in better shape this summer.
I am inspired by Tracy Krulik and her blog: I Have Cancer. And I’ve Never Felt Better. She is a professional author and her blog features articles about cancer, about healthy living, healthy recipes and about exercise. She is an avid biker.
Certainly for me, biking, the weight room, walking, and fly-fishing keep my feeling better (physically and mentally) and even looking better than people expect. I hope to keep surprising them.