Today marks ten weeks to the day since my surgery to reattach my hamstring tendon back in its rightful place (ischial tuberosity) and yesterday, I ‘rewarded’ myself with a physiotherapy visit, which was rather exciting as I got to have another go at supervised Nordic curls, static strengthening and finally the icing on the cake, I am allowed to have my wheels back – aka I am allowed to ride my bike under strict conditions.
Those conditions are – a flat closed circuit with minimal traffic, so to start with I’ll be using the my old circuit at Jindalee and going to Nundah, especially if I know some of my cycling buddies will be able to join me. I’m a bit nervous, but at the same time cannot wait to try it. Unfortunately the weather in Brisbane this week has been drizzly and whilst it is very conducive to soup and curry making, it’s been no good for cycling – and at this stage of the game I’m not even going to consider going out unless the road is dry.
I’ve had a great week on the training front so far – strength training and cross trainer yesterday and an hour on the spin bike plus 700 m of swimming – as I was taking my Dad to the pool for his weekly session. I’m trying to work up the courage to join the swim squad but have a terrible aversion to the idea of going swimming in winter outdoors when it is dark and cold. Yet, I know that if I can get into the pool, it will be warm (eventually), winter will leave and summer will return in its place, and it’s great low impact exercise.
Here’s to more movement and an even better mood as a result this week!