282 hrs, 29 mins, 19 seconds of bliss

May 17, 2011

That's how much time I have spent riding my bicycle since early last year.

I have a gps that keeps track of my distance, time, heart rate, calories burned and other factors when I ride my bike.

I began using the gps back in February of last year.. five months after my RNY surgery.

My 11 mile ride this morning put me at more than the 3,005 mile mark.

If someone told me a couple years ago that I would be hopping on a bike whenever the weather permits, and riding the equivalent distance from New York City to Vancouver, British Columbia .. I would have told them they were crazy.

But there are other day to day changes in my life that still amaze me.

On Mothers Day. I got up early and made my wife an egg, cheese and sausage strata.
I made a tasty fruit salad with fresh cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, kiwi, pineapples and mango.
I stood at the sink and cut up the fruit.  No longer were my arthritic knees achy trying to hold up my formerly 500+ pound body.

My kids came over and we had a nice breakfast.

We didn't do a lot of things, or buy a lot of expensive gifts. But my wife said it was one of the best Mother's Day she ever experienced.