Monday, March 29th, 2010

I got my bike down out of the garage attic yesterday afternoon and took her for a spin for the first time this season, just to limber up the legs a bit, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt regret more keenly than I did that day. Really, I didn’t know how out of shape I could get from laying around all winter. Every muscle in my body seems to have the tone of a limp dish rag.

And if riding my bike was a Herculean effort, trimming dead branches off the trees and bushes took more sheer willpower than the creation of the universe. On Saturday I didn’t feel too bad, but by Sunday I was moving very gingerly and all my joints were going snap-crackle-pop.

I feel like I need at least six days to rest but, perversely, I only get five until next Saturday when our plan is to tear down the retaining wall around My Darling B’s herb garden and build it back up so it doesn’t fall over. That means lots of digging and bending and picking up twenty-pound paving stones. Oi.

unhibernating | 7:53 pm CDT
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