Although postings to the Blog might suggest otherwise, Ride the North 2014 didn’t finish me off. It wasn’t even the end of a blossoming cycling career However, in retrospect, it did mark the end of a phase of my life.
The year after my Heart Attack was one of significant change. Fortunately it concluded with everything in much better shape than when it started. Although I tried to look forward and “fight”, I think there was a considerable amount of “flight” in the mix.
I think I proved something to myself by successfully concluding my first summer of cycling. The fear slowly dissipated over time.
… and so I gave myself a break.
Despite taking things a little easier, I have continued to be active and keep fit I have also managed to maintain some of the better habits I developed. I’ve started 2016 in better shape than I was a year ago, and I’m excited about taking on some more physical challenges (some familiar and some new).
Occasionally I receive emails from people who have stumbled across the Blog, have recognised some similarities or warning signs, and decided to do something about it. I’m really happy to be able to make a difference, even a small one. As a result, I’ve decided to start posting a bit more regularly, even if it’s just to let people know that I’m still here.