Sunday, January 24, 2010
I have been feeling pretty good the last 2 weeks with the exception of the days that I work. I am working out with weights again and I am going to start walking every day next week. It is really good to feel like doing these things again, especially after feeling as bad as I did last year. I believe that in another month or so that I will feel as good as I possibly can having RA. This may sound crazy, but I'm almost afraid to feel this good.
Two years ago I was doing extremely well for having RA. I was working 60 + hours a week while my wife went back to school, I was working out at the gym 3 days a week and I went to Colorado with 9 other friends and we rode 600 miles in 6 days. I was still hurting, but overall, life wasn't too bad for living with RA. Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, last year hits me and I hurt all year long. Granted, we had some really mixed up weather in 2009 and I have no doubt that played a part in some of my hurting, but I finally switched medicines in late September. I'm afraid that I am nearing the high point again and in another year or so, I will have to suffer through another year like I did in 09.
I am starting a new project and would appreciate any feedback you have about it. I have loved old iron bridges for as long as I can remember. I can remember, when I was probably five or six, going across one just outside of Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was a long, tall single lane bridge with wooden runners to drive on. The wooden runners would pop and the bridge would creak as you drove across it. I was scared out of my mind, but as soon as we would be safely on the other side, I was ready to cross it again. I love these old bridges even more today, probably because there are very few of them in operation any more. I am researching old iron bridges in the Arkansas-Oklahoma area and plan on riding my KTM (since it is now street legal) out to as many as I can to photograph them. I have not decided if I want to build a website or just publish them in a blog, but if anyone is interested, I will keep you updated when I am closer to going live with it.