Plan B – March Ride 2 – Taking it easy (CLC Ride 2)

It has become apparent that I cannot push myself very hard at all yet, or I end up feeling really crummy for extended periods after stressing my body. After the last big ride 2-4 March, and then day surgery procedures on 8 March, it was only Thursday of this past week (15 March), that I finally felt any energy again.

Terrible things were ruled out in all of the day surgery procedures, as the doctors eliminate a range of possible reasons why I am not recovering from the two mozzie viruses. I should have a diagnosis by early April, but I’m pretty sure I already know what it’s going to be. And what it’s going to be is going to suck and will mean no big adventures for some time to come.

In the meantime… the weather was perfect today after very high temps on Saturday and then apocalyptic looking dust storms and high winds yesterday. So we had to go do something today! We just had to!

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Plan B – March Ride 2 – Taking it easy

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

7 response to "Plan B – March Ride 2 – Taking it easy (CLC Ride 2)"

  1. By: Bikerdockeith Posted: March 19, 2018

    Hi Em,
    Take care, lady. Recovery is a climb, not a sprint.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: March 20, 2018

      Thanks, Keith. I like the climbs, but this one has been going on for four months already. How many false summits does one have to endure 😉 Em

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: March 19, 2018

    It looks like taking it easy isn’t so easy for you. But there will be a reward! So stick to it.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: March 20, 2018

      Thanks, Suzanne. My bike has always been my way to ‘relax’. It does for me what yoga or meditation does for others. So telling me to take it easy but not ride my bike long distances is like to telling me to reduce my calorie consumption but eat lots of high-calorie foods! Em

  3. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: March 19, 2018

    I loved that long conversation you had with the farmer. Really interesting. I’m glad you took the time to chat with him.

    Rooting for you,

    • By: The Navigator Posted: March 20, 2018

      Thanks, Kathleen. The farmer was certainly a lonely, old bloke and I was someone new and different to talk to! I spent 7 years interviewing farmers for environmental research covering everything from wildfires to native vegetation to groundwater use… so I’m used to the ebb and flow of such a conversation. It was fun practicing all my listening and research skills without feeling the pressure to be thinking about data 🙂 Em

  4. By: Seasidejanet Posted: March 21, 2018

    Em….hope your feeling better soon. I know this must be hard for you….as you tried to go easy! I chuckled just a little as I know the feeling well. Keep us posted so we can send healing vibes your way.

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