It's been a week since my last post. You'd think that there would be something of note to post about. Sadly, there isn't. I'm still in a holding pattern as far as the hip goes. Will it heal properly or will I end up with a fake hip? Who freakin knows. The doctor's sure don't. Easily the toughest part of this whole endeavor is the not knowing when/if I'll be going again. I could handle this BS much better if there were a definite light at the end of the tunnel. Sadly, there isn't. Yet.
Meanwhile, I'm doing what I can to not go crazy. As I mentioned before, the doc has given me the green light to go to the gym BUT he won't let me drive so actually GETTING to the gym has been a smidge tough. I consider myself an endurance athlete but crutching 10 miles each way just doesn't seem physically possible. Wimp.
I have been able to do more workouts at home though and can finally get on the floor so some simple crunches (and hopefully soon, push-ups) are now a possibility. As I've resumed working out, one thing has become shocking clear. I have lost vast amounts of strength already. I can only imagine what riding is going to feel like when the time comes.
Speaking of, the trainer will be set up in the living room this week. I'm not sure when I'll physically be able to pick my leg up enough to use it, but when that day comes I'll be one happy camper. I have NEVER been so excited to ride the trainer, an endeavor usually reserved for enemies of the state. But armed with the full Sufferfest series I should be able to pass some time while minimizing my loses as much as possible.
What else do I do to pass the time these days? How about looking for new places to mount the GoPro? After surgery, hoisting myself onto and off of the throne was impossible so Marcy was kind enough to get me a set of old foggie bars. perfectly sized for the GoPro and with so many mounting options! I bet you can't wait for this video.