Sea Otter is done and dusted! It's always an enjoyable weekend to connect with sponsors and friends, get out of the rainy PNW, and ride along the beautiful California coastline. Until next time.
Sea otter bound! This year will see me on the other side of the tape cheering on my favorite CX'ers as they twist and turn their way thru the show. I'll be out and about visiting with my favorite people in the California sunshine! Don't forget to drop by the @wd40bike wash on Friday to get your bike washed by yours truly, and other fine females. 🤗 plus @amclassicwheels is celebrating their 35 year anniversary Saturday 1pm!
One last thing. Have you seen the sweet new power meter released by @eastoncycling?
Sometimes you have to be naughty to see exactly where you are. 🙈
Pretty sure @sarahbpaxson wont approve this, but I was curious. 🤔
Progress means something different to everyone. Today, progress (to me) means my longest (miles) post-op ride to date at a whopping 14.2 miles. Plus, standing one legged on a BOSU! I take what I can get, I measure my progress in my happiness factor. We're given 1 body, treat it like the temple it is, learn patience, and be proud of YOUR progress, whatever that may be.
To all my hip buddies out there, you're amazing 🙌🏼
What's your favorite recovery tool? Here's a glimpse into my daily recovery routine.
The orb ☑️
@cepcompression recovery socks ☑️
@tp_therapy tools ☑️
The stick ☑️
Yoga strap and mat ☑️ ••••••••••••••••••••••••
And don't forget your coffee
8 weeks (as of yesterday) and was given the green🚦to ride outside, for 30 minutes to start, and you better believe I rode for all 30 of those minutes. I can only ride for 1 hour for the next 4 weeks, no standing, no steep hills, no intervals, no sprints, no low cadence, no harder than a 5 out of 10, but, I CAN RIDE OUTSIDE!!! I would say my hip feels about the way it did last year at this time. Not really painful on the bike, just discomfort. Don't get me wrong, some movements still hurt, I'm still limited in some range of motion, and I have a ways to go, but I'll keep taking it one day at time. 💖
I'm not one for a selfie, especially a gym selfie, but here's one! My life has felt like a scratched cd recently, left on repeat. Wake, PT, rest, PT, ice/heat, PT, eat, sleep, do it again. I don't get out much, so I decided it was time to end the pity party and change my scenery. I made it to the gym to do my rehab. It was fun to see old clients, do a little upper body work, have a change of scenery for my rehab, and I was only mocked once for struggling to get a band over my foot on my surgical side. Not sure if the guy was trying to flirt with me or make fun of me, but either way, it was awkward.
My eyes are on the prize at the end of the tunnel, for every day is a step forward in the right direction.
6 weeks post op. Trust your instincts, listen to your body, take care of yourself. Working from the ground up to build back everything that's been lost. Trust the process.
Keep your head up, stay focused, never give up, and success will follow.
Keep tabs on my insta story today and follow along for a day of rehab!
#courtenaysroadtorecovery #cyclocross #amclassicwheels #borahteamwear #wd40bike #clementcycling #eastonadvantage #sdgcomponents #ridesdg #motivationmonday