The appointment went well. As I walked into his office he got out of his chair walked over to me, shook my hand and greeted me. Good start!
The Doctor confirmed that I have a Sports Hernia, he said that he would try and see me as soon as possible, he was hopeful that he could see me before the end of the month, but I won’t be holding my breath.
The day before the appointment I wanted to inflame the Hernia so I went and did a session with Clare. I didn’t feel too bad, I was very uncomfortable but I could live with it. I started thinking, perhaps I could manage a couple of runs like this a week, however I spent the next 5 days in a lot of pain, so really not worth it. Running at a comfortable pace, but not really working too hard and suffering afterwards or stick to the cycling, working hard and keeping fit, a no brainer. But it did feel good to run again.
I’ve been cycling to and from work every day for the last few weeks, this week we’ve had some nice mornings, so I’ve been doing a few extra miles. I love cycling on the cold crisp mornings, but hell does it hurt!
I usually get to work in agony, I have plenty of layers on, so my hands and body aren’t too bad but my feet really hurt, in fact I’ve been getting chilblains. I get into work, hobble over to the seat and sit there rubbing my feet, trying to warm them up.
This is a busy time for us at work, all the students are back in Durham and it seems like they all need sport kit, so it’s been flat out and until today I haven’t had a day off for 2 weeks. I had a bit of a lie in (8 o clock), then popped into Durham to do a couple of jobs, we even treated ourselves to some carrot cake and coffee from Vennels (well worth a visit). After our huge wedge of cake we headed back home.
This afternoon I had a cracking bike ride, I think after my easy morning, fueled by carrot cake and riding without a work bag on my back all helped.
I rode 23 mile around where I live averaging 18 mile per hour and took in some serious hills.
While on the road you can’t tell which hills are timed so I end up hitting them all hard just in case it is; so no easy tootles up the hills for me today and it paid off with 5 King of the Mountain titles.
So my cycling is improving and I’ve eventually made a step forward on the road to recovery, Progress!!