Thanks OutnAbout! The exercise ball....I have a little story lol. Several years back I was really into using those exercise balls, and even decided instead of using my office chair, to sit on an exercise ball at my desk during the work days. I did this for quite a while every day and it was so great for core strengthening and balance of course. Then one day it popped
, and down I went...being caught completely off guard it was total dead weight falling to the floor. Everyone thought it was so funny but I had the most excruciating butt/back pain for weeks. The day after it happened, we had a scheduled family vacation to Disney. I was unable to do many rides!
Well, for anyone middle-age-ish who has been away from riding for a long time and wants to get back into it but have been hesitant, go for it! After 28 years, my first time back on was a piece of cake! It's amazing how you just seem to remember stuff. Mounting was very hard, dismounting came more naturally. I'm going back for more tomorrow. I'm asking myself why I let "life" prevent me from getting back to it much sooner.
Originally Posted by outnabout
Lostinthewoods, it shouldn't be painful, you probably will just have some soreness until your muscles get used to riding again. You are wise to try to stretch out some before you begin. I have one of those large inflatable exercise balls that I use to stretch lower back and riding muscles in the hip/thighs, can also stretch abdominals if you backbend over it. You are going to have so much fun!! Looking forward to hearing about it.