This is huge for me. To reclaim my fitness, even nominally, is so important. Last year it took me months to get anywhere. With abdominal surgery, the wound healing was so much bigger an issue than the chest wall punctures I am now recovering from, so that’s certainly a big factor. However, I also have to credit my extensive and constant walking and biking programs over the past 18 months with readying me for this recovery process.
I owned that hour, in the same way pre-op me owned that hour. (Well, almost so, certainly close enough.) There’s still a million things wrong, recovery progresses apace, but damn it, my body can move.
I am terribly pleased.