18 Miles Per Hour

18 MilesPerHour is about riding through the world instead of just passing it by.
THE UPSIDE OF SICKNESS
If it weren’t enough that I’m barely recovering from a major crash, I just got sick, too. And I assume that a few of you out there are going through the same mental process I am. 
See, I just started a fitness regime when a virus changed that schedule. 

I imagine that, while I’m coughing uncontrollably and achy, everyone else is out there hitting their stride, passing me up and hitting fitness goals effortlessly while I backslide. 

The virus is an anchor, holding me down. 

I’m talking of course about small, manageable colds and other such maladies that are more of a temporary inconvenience than a serious threat to one’s life.
I often find that, in the long run, getting sick did not hold me back. Or set me back. 
Quite the opposite.

The fact that I got sick meant my immune system was weak - i was coming off of three weeks on post-surgery antibiotics. 
I was probably under rested.
I wasn’t going to make any fitness strides in that state. The rest I have been forced into by sickness is the rest I need. 
To heal muscles. 
To strengthen my immune system. 
Soon I can get back to it. Sure, the first couple times out will be rusty. But even that is what I needed. 
For about the thousandth time I get to experience that scary, stiff, unsure and exciting feeling.

A fresh start.
- Brian

THE UPSIDE OF SICKNESS
If it weren’t enough that I’m barely recovering from a major crash, I just got sick, too. And I assume that a few of you out there are going through the same mental process I am.
See, I just started a fitness regime when a virus changed that schedule.
I imagine that, while I’m coughing uncontrollably and achy, everyone else is out there hitting their stride, passing me up and hitting fitness goals effortlessly while I backslide. The virus is an anchor, holding me down. I’m talking of course about small, manageable colds and other such maladies that are more of a temporary inconvenience than a serious threat to one’s life.
I often find that, in the long run, getting sick did not hold me back. Or set me back. Quite the opposite. The fact that I got sick meant my immune system was weak - i was coming off of three weeks on post-surgery antibiotics. I was probably under rested. I wasn’t going to make any fitness strides in that state. The rest I have been forced into by sickness is the rest I need. To heal muscles. To strengthen my immune system. Soon I can get back to it. Sure, the first couple times out will be rusty. But even that is what I needed.
For about the thousandth time I get to experience that scary, stiff, unsure and exciting feeling.
A fresh start.
- Brian

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