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The Comeback – 1 Week In…

February 2014

I haven’t written about my much-needed comeback at all over the last week…  I didn’t write about it because, even though it was much appreciated, I followed none of the recommendations to it easy and never planned to.  I didn’t jump back in like an idiot thinking I could just pick up where I left off though.  Not only would that have been stupid, I don’t think I could have – too much time has passed and that was quite evident when I tried to do my first set of push ups.

I decided after the first ten to stick with two sets of fifteen so I didn’t come back sore the next day – I wasn’t thinking I’d jump right in and throw out 200, but sheesh, I was more out of it than I assumed.  The next day I doubled that thirty and the day after added another twenty (four sets of 20) and I’ll be five sets today so I’m quite back on track.  The goal is to be back up to 200 a day (five sets of 40) within the month and after how good I felt today (after the weekend off), I don’t think I’ll have a problem.  Interestingly enough, it’s not my arms so much as my core that weakened up on me.

On another bright note, only 20 more days to go and we start getting into cycling weather again and I’m having a tough time containing myself.  Riding on the trainer in front of the TV has been livable but I’m ready to get back outside again to start building my late spring/summer base.  This week should make that just about impossible with what little winter apparel I’ve got and temps in between 10 and 15 for highs but two weeks out and we start creeping back into the thirties again – and that’s doable.

As for struggling through with my dad, I’m peeling back the layers of that onion but it pretty much sucks.  I’ve withdrawn a little bit and I’m just trying to find my way back at this point though I can tell you, a nice 50 mile ride would go a long way to making that happen.  So for now it’s just deal with the emotional crap baggage that comes with his passing the best I can and work through what’s in front of me.

One day at a time, steady as she goes and Keep It Simple Stupid.


  1. Sandra says:

    Embrace it. Try not to call it “emotional crap” because it may even demean the process (e.g., recovery crap) . . .
    It is what it is. 😦
    Hang in there. Spring will come soon. My Dad used to say that the toughest time of year for folks was February–that’s when the highest percentage of his patients gave up (emphysema, lung diseases, etc.) and he used to say it was almost harder on the families because of the season. All the happy holidays were over and it left huge vacancies in the heart at Valentine’s Day–a day of expressing love.
    So, give yourself some love. We will from out here, too.

    Congrats on the return to armed awesomeness.

  2. Kecia says:

    KISS is a great philosophy for many things. Just remember…the tortoise actually won the race 😉

  3. sueslaght says:

    One day at a time for sure. Sending you positive energy as you continue to heal.

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