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  1. So for the car vs bike for January: Bike still won! There is a silver lining to needing both legs in the car. Bike was frozen at a certain mileage at day 15, but other than someone driving my car back that day so was the car mileage. @darna Thanks for the the option. I had decided to let it heal and I can try again some other year. Turns out to be an ACL tear anyway. That hike sounds like it is pretty cool. I do enjooy hiking as well.
  2. So I passed one week after the injury. I had the ligament tests and they think they are fine. However I think I tensed up when the one test I was actually worried about. Xrays show everything is fine. I'm not really sure what the next step is. I moved funny again a few days ago and it felt really bad. I still only have little range of motion on that leg. I still have issues with swelling. I tried to row with only my upper body yesterday and man does that tire quickly. I was going to go for 30 minutes, but I decided on 15 minutes instead. I am hoping I can slowly build instead of p
  3. Thanks. I have been trying to focus on good recovery. It is hard to just wait for the weekend to be done so I can go to appointments. I have been wrapping, icing, Arnica just in case it helps, and working the range of motion I have. As of lunch today it feels a lot better. I started wrapping it another way for better support so I think that is part of it. Also swelling has gone down a bit and it seems a bit better. I can actually walk around a little without assistance. I still keep something nearby as some steps are still weird and I don't want to fall and make things worse.
  4. Cycling: 1/2 I got one ride in 15.43 PT: 2/3 Protein: 2/3 Side Quest: The end of the week was going well. Had a lot of energy. Got a ride in Thursday. Friday I hit the bike shop to get a saddle and ended up getting an adjustment instead. Turned out to be the best thing since there is only a 30 return. Also got some new shoes. The ones I had were not a good fit. I ran out to go for a ride and promptly messed up my knee. I suppose hindsight is 20/20, but I guess should have checked out the shoes a bit more cautiously to note any changes or may
  5. Haha. The quest has been a fun one. It helped motivate me to get more miles in for the beginning months when I needed to up my miles on the bike. At the beginning of the month I set my car trip counter to 0 and my cycling computer as well. However I do track on a spreadsheet in case I ride my mountain bike instead. And I have found the daily mileage information interesting. The car is more tedious to track daily mileage so last month and this month the mileage per say is more of a guess, but the total remains accurate.
  6. Was there a gap week? I don't recall. I got a new distance record 40 miles on the 2nd. It was on flat ground and I tried to do it at such a chil heart rate that it took forever. Ok not really, but after a couple hours I realized I needed to go home so I could eat and maybe get something else done that day. I was happy though that I felt perfect after it. Cycling: 0/2 PT: 1/3 Protein: I made a roast some day recently Sat? Sun? and have been eating left overs. Side Quest: Do you remember when this was close? When it was within 5 miles one way then 5 miles the
  7. I have been working on training for a century. Will it happen? Who knows. Covid cases are higher than when they postponed it. I'll continue as if it will happen. Cycling twice a week PT at least twice a week preferably 3-4 Eat more protein I have started working on hill work some. Last Saturday I found a great place to ride not too far from my house and it is quite pretty. The only issue is for short workouts I need to figure out a way to warm up. I might just do an out an back on the road adjacent, but it feels silly. But the incline is more than anything o
  8. Yeah, it's one of those things right. In light of everything it seems the progress was ok, but as time passes it seems like not much has been done. You are right. Under the circumstances it seems good. I do notice the issues. So it's not just injury prevention. I think its just the first part of PT always feels like not much is happening. I have a set of exercises that I know works, but its really hard to do right now. Like coordination wise. The exercises I have other muscles try to do the work, but I have to make sure to isolate correctly. And unless it is done right it isn't hel
  9. Indeed. Thought not as meticulous on the daily totals for the car. December didn't go so well for my challenge. That is kind of why I just fell off posting. For work I travelled in the start of the month and when I came back I was pretty tired. So I was trying to rest. Also self-quarentined just in case since I had a tiny bit of a sore throat. But turns out it was just my normal allergies this time of year. I got a covid test to be sure since the holidays I was going to see a couple family members. This however did wonders for my Bike vs. Car side quest. Eve
  10. I was. I recovered from the asthma pretty well. I was worried about a lingering cough and managed to avoid that.
  11. Well I had fully intended to ride today, but I am a bit fatigued and don't quite feel fully recovered from a minor asthma issue on Sat. Mostly sat out due to the fatigue. I had quite a few things to get done today and there was no reason to push. Due to work stuff this week that means I will only have a chance at one ride on Saturday. I did go for a walk with the dog today though. I will take it east as work allows tomorrow as well as I will be up and busy most of Wed and Thu. Ride 0/3 - I decided to skip this today. PT 0/2: I didn't do this today Food Tracking 1/5-
  12. Honestly the part I was most scared of was a lingering cough. I have had that in the past. However with COVID every cough is suspicious and I have to be out in the field for work this week. I am fortunate to have mild symptoms. So the biggest concern in the moment was not to fall of my bike from the stronger coughs. Haha
  13. This always made the most sense to me. Unless the start needs some sort of plan or prep. But you already started that so . . .
  14. Congrats on the promotion!
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