I'm going to keep calling a comeback until I get officially shut down. Decision on that may not come until July or August.
First will be the new PT group, referred by both my PCP and the urologist. When I mentioned to the latter doc about my side/rib/gut pain, she thought it sounded more muscular than internal organ related, so threw in the PT consult. Then when I saw the PCP to follow up my insulin resistance (I'm protesting by not calling it "diabetes" since I'm producing plenty of insulin; cells just aren't using it), I mentioned the whole ITB/hip/back thing and he referred me to the same group for PT. In fact, the same doc, who is apparently a sub-3 hour marathoner. Only trouble is I can't get an appointment until mid-July.
In the meantime, more cycling. And the more I ride this thing, the more I feel like I need an upgraded machine. Did I mention the other day how I felt like I was cruising along pretty quickly, only to be passed (with authority) by guy who looked like he was out for a Sunday stroll?
The other thing I notice is that I'm averaging about what I could run back in the day. Not that I'm frustrated that I can't run as fast as I did when I was 25 (although that would be nice). Just an observation. And of course I'm not ready to make a major investment. But I should have something that at least fits my size instead of the 12 year-old son I bought it for in 1999. I should also have something that's appropriate for how and where I'm riding. Not doing any technical trails. Mostly streets and bike paths around town. Don't think I need a serious road bike, nor a mountain. So, hybrid? I've done the online research, but could use some advice. Suppose I'll throw the question into Loopville and see what the cyclists there have to say.
Rode 6 miles to carpool out to a scout ranch an hour and a half from here on Saturday. Big youth conference happening next week and we were checking out the trails and camping areas we plan on using. Fair amount of walking. Then another 6 home. Took yesterday off, but plan 10 or so this afternoon.
Pulled my shirt off to shower after I got home and found a little red guy with what looked like 10-12 legs crawling up my sleeve. No question it was a tick. There were nine of us going through the woods that day and I was the 4th to have picked up one the unwanted passenger. Amazon delivered a can of permethrin today, so hopefully I can get through the conference without donating any blood to his friends.