What a week this has been

I must start by saying congratulations must go to the 33 Chilean miners and rescuers 69 days trapped underground. Stating the blindingly obvious but 69 days trapped underground is a long time to spend with your work colleagues, I can think of one work colleague that I wouldn’t want to be trapped 69 nano seconds with let alone 69 days mind you I don’t know anyone who likes this person so perhaps after 69 seconds there would be one less trapped B&Q worker.

I know my commute is very short just under two miles but a couple of nights I have been suffering with the very debilitating man flu but I managed to avoid taking the car.

Wednesday I cycled to St Georges for my regular weekly physio session, this involves manipulation and strengthening work for my muscles, to help with my movement, my left arm I can as near as damn it get it straight, but my right I can’t it just wont extend to fully straight and it never will. Don’t get me wrong I am not complaining at all, when I look back at my accident I think how very lucky I am so not being able to extend my right arm fully straight is such a small price to pay. My next appointment is in five weeks time. While on the subject of accidents spare a thought for Lost Sheep Ramblings who broke her collarbone whilst out on her bike Monday wishing you a very speedy recovery Anna.

On the way back from physio I stopped at the Doctors to get the result of my blood tests which I have every six months to monitor my blood sugar levels which is marginally higher than it should be, imagine my surprise when the receptionist told me they have come back normal blood result that is she said to me “must be all cycling you do” well I don’t know about that but am very pleased.

Physiotherapy today

The commute into work and home was without any problems

Route to Work

Route Home

Got home from work today had a shower, then consumed some toast and jam, got myself ready to cycle to St Georges Hospital for my 8am Physio appointment.

My elbows have been ok lately but the muscles in my arms have been aching but more so in my right arm.

So told the Physio about this, she believes that my right arm is because I can’t fully straighten it up at the moment, so the muscle is working hard to stop my arm from fully extending hence the feeling of a dead arm. She has given me some exercises to help sort this out, I have got to go back next week instead of two weeks like has been the norm so far.

On my way home dropped into Savacentre to pick up a bit of shopping

Route to Hospital and Home

Visit to the Physio Deartment

Got home from work a couple of quick slices jam on toast, shower and change of cloths and of to St Georges. Even though had legging’s and a waterproof jacket on, It stayed dry. šŸ™‚

It turns out my left arm is not far from a return to normal movement, šŸ™‚ unfortunately that can’t be said for the right arm, šŸ˜¦ the Physio manipulated my right elbow, it didn’t hurt but was sore afterwards.

Return visit in two weeks time.

Added a few miles to my August 150

Route to St Georges

Route to Home

My Trip to the Physiotheraphy department St Georges Hospital

Got up at 8am got myself ready, left home 8.45 got to St Georges Hospital at 9.15, there was plenty of bike parking. My slot was between 10-11am. I was shown several exercises given a printout of exercises I need to do, have a return appointment in two weeks time. The Physiotherapist said she could tell by my movement there is still a lot of stiffness in my arms and shoulders. Left the hospital by 10.30. Very impressed with the service I received.

Route to the Hospital Here 3.04 miles

Cycled home via Sainsbury’s Savacentre to get some shopping

Route home Here 3.77 miles

July 150 Total 139.70 Leisure miles



Second commute eleven weeks since my accident

I cycled into work last night eleven weeks since my accident there was times in the early days that I was wondering if I would ever get back on my bike,but that wasn’t the final scenario I am glad to say.

To Work

Cycled home via Asda’s Route Here

Got a surprise in the post today, I have got a choice of appointments for physiotherapy next week it is a walk in advice clinic.

Happy Happy Bear I have just completed 100 miles in July 150

Went on a very short ride to Tesco’s this morning served two purposes one to get some shopping the other it meant I would break 100 miles in the July 150.

The Bear is very happy about this specially as nearly eleven weeks ago broke both my elbows although nowhere fully fit I am back on my bike, which makes me very very happy.

Also would like to thank everyone for there support you have all helped a lot.

Back to work tonight, here is my short Route


Second Bike Ride The Happy Happy Bear is Back Oh Yes

Got up this morning had breakfast got myself ready to go on another ride on my bike. Left home about 10.30 it was a very pleasant 10 miler only one slight Joby moment when a car drove a bit close.

I am not feeling any affects apart from slight soreness in my right elbow but that goes after a short while, getting jelly legs which only lasts bout two minutes oh yes my arse is a bit sore from me Brooks Saddle but that is to be expected since my arse aint been near a saddle for nearly ten weeks.

Here is my my route

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