💪🏼9.5 weeks post-op.
🤔Curious what it takes for an athlete to get back to being athletic (😂😂😂) post hip surgery? Follow my stories today for a little glimpse into my world ☝🏻. A look at PT, what I’m doing, and I’ll even give you an inside peek at my recovery room (hint. I buy it all). .
📸Photo circa 2016...5 months into my PT hip saga journey. Yes. I’ve been in PT consistently for 26 months. @corephysiopt and @sarahbpaxson will probably miss me when I’m gone.
Surgery, such a humbling experience. Even though I’m extremely limited on the things I can do, I have loads to smile about.
🚶🏽♀️walks in the rain (very short and slow).
🚴🏽♀️ rides on the trainer (and soon short rides outside)!
🏊🏼♀️ Laps and range of motion in the pool (no kicking).
🐈 nugget to cuddle with.
👫 a husband to love.
💪🏼 a PT that kicks ass.
💉 an acupuncturist that knows exactly where to put the needles into my 🍑.
🌏 the world as my support system. .
I tied my own shoes today, that’s really why I’m smiling. ✨🌟😊
I’ve been quite on the home front regarding recovery. Honestly, a year ago I never thought I would be doing this again so it’s hard to wrap my head around this recovery. I’m struggling to figure out how I’ll get back to that first race next season given the physical state I’m currently in. I know it’s only short term, and before I know it I’ll be riding stronger than ever, but it doesn’t make the process any easier. I’m trucking along, getting stronger and less stiff each day, dancing to 80s music, working to keep spirits high and let my body do its thing. #cxisboss #courtenaysroadtorecovery #hipsurgerycansuckit 📸 @cottonsox_photo
Struggling at finding my patience this time around. I can’t wait to get back to doing “cool things”. Like jumping on one leg and riding my mountain bike. For now, I’ll celebrate my 33rd birthday trucking a long with gentle PT and pool shenanigans. #courtenaysroadtorecovery #overit
The purfect model, posing in the sun ☀️, or hiding from the camera, you decide. 😽
#blueeyednugget #catstagram #furbaby #catsofinstagram
Here’s a throw back to 2 Springs ago when I wasn’t busy having hip surgery and raced some mountain bikes! I’ll be back out there in due time, the dirt holds my 💕
#tbt #epicrides #grandjunctionoffroad #imissmountainbiking #ridebikesbehappy
I totally chamois’d up for this 30 min, 45rpm spin, and guess what! It felt awesome. Sometimes I want to slap myself to wake up from this hip nightmare deja vu I’m having, but 🤷🏽♀️ all I can do is smile and press on! Looking forward to building back lost muscle, strength, proprioception, and learning to walk again! I’m becoming a pro at this whole hip rehab thing. .
I’m glad to have my trusty @pivot_cyclesusa vault and @feedbacksports omnium trainer to get me through the next 4 weeks of indoor spinning. #selfiesunday #feedbacksports #pivotvault #hiprehab #hiparthroscopy
Have I mentioned how much I 💕 my bikes? I might be sidelined right now, but all it does is make that 🔥 burn brighter, hotter, and bigger. 📸 @mcmahon_meg #courtenaysroadtorecovery #pivotvault #comebackbetter #ilovecx #motivation #hipsurgeryhasnothingonme