Oh the Ouch LOL
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Recovering from a lay-up is tough, and anyone who's been laid up can testify to just how long of a process that is. They say if you have been off of a limb/body part/etc and unable to use it, that you are looking at a MINIMUM of 3 weeks of recovery for every week you were off. So, for me, that means that the earliest possible I'd see my "new normal" would be the end of January 2018. That's a long time, and that's best case scenario.
On one hand that's frustrating (WTH does everything take longer on the good side of things?!?) but on the other hand, it makes me a little less frustrated with where I'm at right now. I'm seeing improvements, but they are slow and some days are better than others. I've got a good year and a half (or more) before I have any idea what "normal" will be for the leg I broke.
I'm not the most patient person in the world, but understanding these things helps me be more accepting of my body's timeline. That won't stop me from pushing it and asking it to do what I think it should, but it does help reduce the frustration factor.
As long as I keep working at it, and barring any other set backs, I should be able to arrive at the next race season strong and ready to go. Thankfully I have Spark here to help me stay motivated over the slow winter months!
In the meantime, working out can leave me a bit sore! Sometimes it doesn't even require a workout - I was changing the tires on my race bike on Sunday (by hand) and I'm still pretty sore from that - I was sweating (and cursing) for a good hour and a half trying to get those darn race tires off those rims and the new ones back on.
Oh, the ouch of returning to activity LOL