Monday, August 15, 2011

A Wise Choice

Today I made a wise choice. Rather than sitting at Starbucks with my laptop, waiting two hours for Alexander's drivers education class to finish, I had him load my bike in the car.  I parked the car in the drivers education lot and then rode my bicycle the 1.5 miles or so to the forest/prairie preserve and rode for about 1.5 hours.

This was my first time on this bike trail.  It was an easy trail with few hills which was exactly what I needed today.  I woke up around 2am to hip pain that pretty much kept me awake the rest of the morning and hoped the ride would work out whatever was going on.  The funny thing is that when I was riding, the hip pain was completely fine but as soon as I got off the bike, it hurt like crazy again.

I had a great time riding by myself, something I seldom do.  I was craving the sunshine and it was 100% appreciated this morning.  Although this bike ride didn't stop the hip pain, it did allow my mind to wonder somewhere else than on the pain.  I call that a wise choice for today. 



  1. I love that you got out there and road free with nature. It surely does rejuvenate the soul. I can only hope that your hip pain is short lived and not something more permanent. I will keep my eyes crossed for you (as always never ra fingers) until they rebound back to the way before. Love the pictures. Did you take them?

  2. I am glad you like the pictures. My little old iPhone took them. Also, love the crossed eyes. Pretty good.

  3. Nature is wonderful, isn’t it? I have noticed that when I am active I don’t feel as much pain as I do when I am not. Funny thing, huh? With RA, we just have to keep moving – that is our only defense with this disease.

  4. That looks like a beautiful trail! I'm glad you decided to take the opportunity to ride it.

    I often find, too, that my hips feel ok when I'm exercising and don't hurt until I stop. I hope your hips are feeling better soon.

  5. Hi Lana, nature is wonderful. It seems like being out in it takes care of a lot of life's problems.

    Helen, good to see you. It took a couple of nights but the pain has finally disappeared.