Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bum numb

I have been on this thing for the past two weeks.  I have been fairly polite and calling it a bike, but lately I have started to resort in calling it a few harsher names.  I have ultimately ended calling this thing the bum numb.  There is a really good reason for it.  Imagine sitting on a concrete block like this one for 40 minutes.
 While moving your legs in a circular rotation in order to maintain enough speed to keep a 100-watt light bulb lit from the GM plant to Brotherhood.

My rear is so numb by the end of it that I don't know if feeling will ever come back to it.  My legs feel like jelly for about the next hour.  My stomach is sore from using those muscles.  I drink an entire 20 oz bottle of water during that time.  There is apparently a faucet on the top of my head because I am just sweating buckets.

I know there is a plan for me and I look forward to it.  The stress fracture I have will not keep me down.  I may not be able to walk and do the other things that my cohorts are doing. I was told there are other things I can do that are just as effective and even harder than what they are doing.  So yippee :).

I feel like Jack Nicholson in the Shining, sitting at the typewriter.  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.  For me it is more like trust the system.  Just keep repeating it because I know it is true.  I haven't had the urge to take an ax to my pantry looking for the Twinkies.


  1. That is soooo true! Keep on pedaling! You are doing awesome!

  2. Have you been keeping track of your mileage? I bet you are getting close to the state border.

  3. Adam, I am sure the rest of us would agree that you inspire us every day to work hard and stay focused on the end game. I for one know the sweat producing power of those bikes as that is what I did leading up to this program. Keep it up steal butt! It won't be long before you'll see some breath-taking results. :)

  4. Edna went through the same feelings last year because of her stress fracture. You are doing so great.