Saturday, May 23, 2015

WYASO Team Endurance Weeks 2-3: Cycling Adventures

Racking up steps lately by dragging out another Team Endurance member at the crack of dawn for a few 50 mile rides! Joints are still all swollen but 2 PTs and an orthopod have concluded it won't make them worse...gotta keep moving one day at a time. This weekend, I encountered a badger, a groundhog, 2 rabbits, and 12 chipmunks, which makes for good bike-handling practice. Ryan encountered an oblivious kid zooming down the wrong side of the trail...but we're all still alive, minus some Reynaud's-induced frozen toes (pro tip: if you cycle & have Reynaud's, invest in some toe covers. Oops.) And we've instituted the post-ride selfie:

It's been a rough month and it's great to get outside, even for easy-pace long rides. Methotrexate for the first time after 4 years of success on adalimumab is no walk in the park. A good reminder to be thankful for the basic things, like ADLs, when things are good. Can't wait to hear what the rest of my team has been up to for the past couple weeks. Walk on!

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