It is hard to cycle when you have an injury. My ankle bothered me a lot today from my long ride, and a headwind accentuated my distress. However, there are schedules to maintain and one doesn't want to acquiesce and take time off. Often the damage will resolve independently. But sometimes when you persevere, you never get a chance to recover and heal. Frequently the injury may fester and amplify. A lot of us live every day with various injuries of different kinds. Frequently we are unaware of the deleterious condition, or may be unwilling or unable to address it. Ostensibly we seem normal, not addressing the progressive and ongoing damage. Although not really healthy or optimal, maybe ignoring and persisting is normal. For my ankle I'm going to hit the ice, anvil, and try a Corona. My other injuries I'll likely ignore.
Today was supposed to be another light, 52 mile, recovery ride. The wind made it a bit more challenging. The topography transitioned from flat desert to the start of the hill country. Here the rivers actually have water! I am ready for the change of scenery. This part of Texas is AT&T country, so I have no phone service and can't post pictures. Most likely, I will only be available by email for a few days.