PT is giggle time 😂
This new mob technique @sarahbpaxson showed me is drool worthy 🤤
I am one happy, lucky gal!
😘I’ve been kissed by the Hawaiian sunshine 🏝🌞🌺.
💪🏼My body works (slowly, but it works).
🌟The outdoors are my playground.
😁I’m happy, because life is the most precious gift we are all privileged to experience.
#tbt to a day in Rome in 2017, 2.5 weeks before my first hip surgery. What I’ve discovered in my wise 33 years (😂😂😂) is there’s always a moment in time that will guide you down the right path. This European trip was mine, it was because this day in Rome and racing World Championships in Luxembourg 2 weeks later that I knew surgery was the right option for me. I spent 7 years with a burning right hip, I denied it for a long time, I rehabbed for over a year, I limped my way through busy airports. This trip confirmed my decision was wise, by the end of the day in Rome walking on cobblestones, I was doing everything I could to not hobble as we made our way back to the train. After World Championships my hips ached, and I turned to chris and said “I can’t wait for surgery. I can’t handle this”. What I didn’t know was how much strength physically and mentally hip surgery would give me. I found a lot of peace with my body and racing after surgery. I don’t wish hip surgery upon anyone, but I wouldn’t take back the experiences and knowledge I’ve gained the last 1.5 years. #themoreyouknow #bestrong #hipsurgerycansuckit
Take #624 and celebrating the 3 MONTH mark in Hawaii!! I’m happy to report I’m officially allowed to add time to my rides, which means today I rode for a whopping 1 hour 15 minutes. Recovery with this left hip is coming along well, my first hip is having a bit of PTSD, but I have no doubt it will come around soon. I’ve been taking this recovery a bit slower than my first, which I relate to why I’m doing so much better and feeling 10x better than last year at this time. 1 month from now will be the real test, when I’m allowed to start pushing things and testing the hip.
#hipsurgery #courtenaysroadtorecovery #konahawaii #ilovehawaii
Far too often I’m asked how I handle living in the PNW cloud cover. Usually I smile and say “it doesn’t rain THAT much”. Days like today are why us PNW lovers never leave. Sometimes we question our sanity, but when the sun shines down on the ocean, the mountains reveal themselves, and the bald eagles perch in the trees above, we forget all about the rain, cold, and wind. Days like today are what make my soul smile.
The man, the myth, the legend, who I’ve renamed GRAMBO!
Another Sea Otter in the books. I leave exhausted, sun burnt, a wee bit smelly, but with a BIG smile. Always so fun to reconnect with the bike world, especially when I’ve holed myself up with recovery.
Thanks for the good times! 👋🏻 it’s now back home to my regularly scheduled recovery routine!
💪🏼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. ✨🌟😊