Well, last week was disappointing.
My workouts were going well, I was making slow but steady progress and thought, I can upgrade to the next level on the stationary bike.
Going from my hard earned “17 minutes/ level 1” to “12 minutes/level 1 and trying out 5 minutes/ level 2” – BIG MISTAKE!!
Both of my hips were absolutely miserable at night, like 5/10 and especially my op hip was angry and deeply aching for another two days. What a price to pay for 5 minutes…
I had to take three days off to rest and give the hips a break. And going back to my workout routine, it was a slow start and working my way up again, which took a whole week.
I was really surprised by this since it felt absolutly fine “while I did it” and I thought for sure, being 7 months PO I can do it. Guess not.
With this I also can forget riding a bike outdoors anytime soon. To ride a real bike is a minimum of level 3 and if “5 minutes on level 2” already do this, I do not want to think about it what level 3 would do to me. Bummer.
But on the bright side, it’s another month closer to skiing! We are getting all those E-mails about ski resorts for winter 2019 and I really want to go.
People are always shocked when they hear I want to go skiing again after what happened but isn’t this the point of recovery? To go back doing what you love? And in all honesty, it didn’t really happen “during” skiing.
If I would have been going too fast and had a wipe out, then I would have kind of asked for it, but I wasn’t. I was standing still on my skies and sliding over, when I slipped and fell. (So lame…)
Maybe that’s why I am not scared of going back. It was a super stupid accident, something that can happen in my own driveway or pretty much anywhere. Plus I think skiing will not be as tiring and demanding as let’s say playing tennis. Skiing is sliding and using gravity, tennis is more of an impact sport.
I am not seeing biking happening any time soon, but I do see myself skiing again and if it’s just some easy blues.
Till then – back to the park, walking my daily rounds and doing my hip friendly workouts in the gym. I’ll get there, one way or another.