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How Different

Yesterday I had my colonoscopy. Contrary to what I thought I remembered, I was supposed to have one in five years. Right now. The coincidence with cancer was just my imagination…unrelated apparently per the doctor. Well, that’s a relief of some kind, but the interesting part for me was the comparison of the experiences of going in for surgery earlier…

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Colonoscopy

Yes, today is the day of ‘cleansing’ or whatever you call no eating of solid food. This colonoscopy is, I suspect, a direct result of the cancer. Since the cancer was in the same region as the colon, I’m sure they decided it was time to do one of these again, UGH. I had one several years ago and everything…

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Tired

Not sure why I’m so tired today. Did my weekly shot last night for MS. It can leave me a bit off the next day, but I think the tiredness is a reflection of the changes going on in my life right now. All good, but overwhelming nonetheless. Building a new house (been on the back burner for 12+ years),…

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Regular Ride

Today I’ll be going on a regular ride vs. the longer one I did last Thursday. You see, the body takes longer to recuperate these days. While I feel great, I know once I get on the bike and start riding up steeper hills, I’ll feel it. No matter. Maybe next week. June Gloom is starting early this year it…

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Fog

Today I was able to get out a bit earlier for my walk with the dog and the silence was astounding. The fog creates a nice blanket over the Bay Area when it moves in and it just sits on any sound. Trucks and cars are quieter, the air is still and any other noise has a quiet quality to…

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Recuperation Ride

Well, the ride last Thursday over hill and vale has stayed with me for several days. Sunday I took my regular route to see how things were doing, aka how tired and sore am I still? Well, I was pretty tired, especially my legs. Today I’ll take another ride, but it will be more of a recovery ride. I’m tentatively…

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Rush Monday

Today is the first of the week and everything seems to be loaded up front for the week. Yes, I could have adjusted it, but we have family in town and it seems to be working just fine as I write this huffing and puffing to get it all done before a mid morning meeting. Of course, the meeting will…

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I Made It!

Yes, I did the ride yesterday. Forty-four miles, 4300 ft of climbing in 4 hours. It was beautiful. The hills are covered in green. After 4 years of drought, everything has it’s finest coat of green. And it showed. As we reached the top of the first large climb, there are several short, steep climbs that almost require you to…

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Big Hill Ride

Today I plan to ride up the largest hill in the area. It’s several miles up and the grade can be as much as 18% towards the top. On my morning walk I was excited. Now I’m nervous. Am I strong enough? Will I have enough lung capacity, aerobic ability? Maybe the excitement is the same as being nervous? Either…

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Weird Ride

Well, yesterday was a cold ride. Sun was out when I got home from my morning walk with the dog, but the fog was starting to roll in. It has a brown, grey cast and is less dense looking than clouds. I knew there was a possibility of rain, but it didn’t show up on my local weather app. Rolling…

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