On Sunday I went for my first ride outside after surgery. I rode my rain bike on a solo modified 7 Hills of Kirkland loop.
My left leg felt both awesome and terrible. Awesome, because I didn’t have any of the excruciating pain I’ve come to expect on rides. That means that the surgery worked!
I’ll take another moment to savor the experience of my legs feeling the same throughout a ride.
My left leg — and right leg, for that matter — felt pretty terrible, too, but just because I haven’t ridden in eight weeks. My cycling fitness seems to have evaporated completely in that time. But that’s fine, because I have two working legs, and I can work as hard as I want to build back up.