Wondering what a labral tear ACTUALLY looks like? I present to you my tear.
#courtenaysroadtorecovery #labraltearathlete #surgery #labraltear #hiplabraltear #hiparthroscopy
Motivation Monday. Powering up Mt. Krumpit at my favorite cross race of the year @jinglecross ——
Today I look for inspiration from those who have travelled my same path and come out on top. Surgery is not for the faint of heart, it comes with accomplishments and set backs, but gives you more drive to fight for your comeback.
#courtenaysroadtorecovery #labraltear #jinglecross #amclassicwheels #kaskhelmets #eastonadvantage #eastoncycling #ridesdg #patience #inspiration #focusbikes #wd40bike #clementcycling #comeback 📸 please tell me if this is yours!
#tbt to when I looked like I was high on meds, but really was insanely nervous for surgery plus it was early. It's amazing what can change in the course of 1 week. This surgery has taught me a lot about patience, kindness, and knowing it's okay to ask for help when help is needed. Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement. So far things are recovering impressively well, and I look forward to the challenge of getting back on the bike stronger than ever.
#courtenaysroadtorecovery #labraltear #fai #arthroscopicsurgery #patience #kindness
Three days post-op. Modern medicine is crazy. Insane to think the surgeon went into these tiny incisions and shaved down my bone, attached some anchors to more bone, and stitched the labrum back onto those anchors. The past two days have been very eventful compared to the first 2! Yesterday I pedaled a whopping 5 revolutions of my CX bike on my @feedbacksports omnium trainer (not just for fitness but rehab too!), today I crutched it to the mailbox and back, showered for the first time in days and then almost passed out in the shower. I'll take that as a hint to lay low for the rest of the day. First day of PT with @sarahbpaxson starts tomorrow!
#labraltear #roadtorecovery #sorrynotsorry #arthroscopicsurgery
My road to recovery begins today. Hard to imagine nearly 2 weeks ago I was in Luxembourg pouring my heart and soul into World Championships. Surgeon asked me yesterday if I really wanted to go through with surgery. I've never been more confident over a decision I've made. I'm ready to take my life back, I'm ready to not be in pain when I race, I'm ready to do things I haven't done in 2 years because "oh my hip will hate that". I'm ready, and I know when I wake up from surgery I might instantly regret my decision. It's going to be a long couple of months but I also know with patience comes reward. Here goes nothing.
#roadtorecovery #labraltear #bieles2017 #patience #heregoesnothing
Its officially the off season! It didn't take me long to pull down the mtn bike and reach out to friends for a ride. While most of my cx'ing friends have hung up their two wheels, I have 7 days left to ride my bike before the big day, and you better believe I'm taking full advantage of it! The weather has been killing it so far and we were blessed with a peek-a-boo view of #mtbaker
#welcomehome #bellinghamwa #lovewhereyoulive #pnwliving #pnw #washingtonstate #galbraithmountain #wd40bike #oakleyzeroev
All in, 100% of the time.
I can't put into an Instagram caption the flood of emotions from this image. Instead, I say thank you. Thank you for being there for me, for your support, and your cheering. The fire inside is growing, and while I'm looking forward to an off season, I see what I'm capable of, and it's much much more. 📸 @assosofswitzerland
#bieles2017 #cyclocross #cooked #wd40bike @kask_cycling @oakleybike @wd40bike @borahteamwear @focusbikes @clementcycling @amclassicwheels @usacycling #championsstandard #shareyourkask
I adore this women.
That's all for now. When my brain is back, I'll post more.