Here we are in January - and all anyone seems to be talking about is their upcoming race season... I know, I know... the time flies by and we must be prepared for those early season races... I'm just jealous!
I never even imagined that I would not be running by now when this hip initially gave out last April. I figured, as time went on, that I would be running by the end of May, then the end of last summer... then Hallowe'en... then Christmas... the hopeful dates of return to sport came and went without much fanfare.
January is now here and I am officially 'not training' - I even had to cancel my coaching sessions because let's face it - I can't run or bike right now without extruciating pain. It's very frustrating. However, the good news, I guess, is that my new focus is REHAB. Serious, full-time rehab without any half-assed attempts at riding or running, since all it amounts to is another setback.
I've been told that '2012 will be a good year' by my physiotherapist. I'm not sure I really believe that as yet but I'm trying to keep an open mind. As I sit at my desk (NOT completely uncomfortable for the first time in about 2 months) I admit I'm feeling somewhat encouraged... :)
If I can sit at my desk pain-FREE by my birthday (the 26th) I will be ecstatic because that means I will be able to sit on my bike again (she's gathering dust on a wall rack and I feel miserably guilty every day when I go home and see her hanging there).
So, in the spirit of being happy for others and what they are doing... tell me: what races do YOU have coming up? Are you planning your first Ironman or your first try-a-tri or half-marathon or what..?
I shall attempt to live vicariously through your sporting endeavours... for now at least...