Just over a month has passed since my last post and much has changed. I’m now back at a few days a week, and am having regular physiotherapy sessions.
I went down to Devon to visit my mum for a few days for some R&R. It was really nice to relax in the country fresh air and see the pooches. Some of the spring flowers were out too, which made for some bright, cheery photographs.
My older brother came to visit for a few days and we did some baking and made a (Pi), he gave me his ultimate bread recipe and we took a trip to IKEA. IKEA wasn’t as fun as it can be, being wheeled around in a chair :/. The pathways throughout the shop were barely wide enough for walkers let alone a wheelchair!
On Thursday of last week I got my cast off. Needless to say my arm is weedy, weak and stiff, though after six weeks in a cast, what can you expect!
My knee has been super on-and-off over the last four weeks, some days the swelling reduced and other days it puffed up bigger than normal. Flexion is slowly improving and now the last five degrees of extension remain to be tackled! This afternoon I had a physio appointment, during which I put some weight through my right leg for the first time in 8 weeks! My foot felt really tingly, and it was as though I hadn’t ever put my foot to the floor or like I couldn’t remember how to put it down properly! It was a really surreal feeling. I did a few lengths of the physio room and am practicing using each crutch alongside the opposite leg. Luckily, the crutching around in the last eight weeks has really maintained, if not improved my core stability and I didn’t feel too off balance. I cannot WAIT to get rid of the crutches and walk and run and ride and RACE!
It was awesome watching Paris-Roubaix at the weekend, Cancellara really is a phenomenal athlete. Watching all the bike racing and also the triathlons on tv has really made me miss competing! This weekend I was supposed to be competing at the Cambridge Duathlon, one of the qualifying events for the 2013 Duathlon World Championships… I’m gutted to be missing out! Bring on next year though, where I’ll be bringing some stronger legs and mental mindset than ever before!
Tomorrow I’m on for some baking, methinks a banananananana bread with some left over Cadbury’s Flake Easter egg as a cheeky addition. Pics will follow!!