Archive for March, 2009
Rehab rehab rehab… Sometimes it can feel like a never ending battle, persisting problems and the eagerness to get back to top form seem to so often conflict with each other.
I am now over two months down the track from my crash in Australia and the road back to that top form we are all after has been a bumpy one. My collarbone has settled well, as the surgeons sure did a great job putting all the pieces back together. The elbow has been a little more problematic but now isn’t too painful and only missing a couple of degrees in extension and some muscle strength (not so easy when there wasn’t a lot to begin with).
I had been back on the road for three weeks quietly building my endurance back up to a manageable level, to only be knocked back by a recurring sciatic problem that effects my left glut and leg. So back off the bike for another week and back to the physio and gym to try and relieve some pressure.
The race season is well underway here as you all know, but there is still a bigger chunk left. I hope to get the body into shape for late May, June if possible and then we will see how things go from there.
For now the physio sessions continue along with any exercise that I can do pain free.
Here are some pics of the last couple of weeks, erg sessions, gym sessions, some mountain climbing up Sainte Victoire, Me and Sarah enjoying the sun and ocean air at Cassis, how to extend an elbow french style.