A couple of friends and I have a Facebook group chat that we talk about bike related things and also just chat in general, but we also are constantly lining up rides with each to make training even more enjoyable. When I broke my collar bone the chat had gone all quiet. I asked them why, they explain it had been too wet so they have been doing their own cycling and wind training and I don’t blame them. Yesterday I took a look at the forecast for the next week and it is going to be a little but wet for a while longer.
Whether I had broken my collar bone or not I would have been doing almost all training seasons on the wind trainer anyways. I also joked that they should all bring over their wind trainers and all train next to me, we could work out a way to power the city on wind trainer bikes.
So it seems that up until now I would of been on the wind trainer but just without a broken collar bone. I guess you could say I have all the luck!
… or not.
Since the crash things in my day to day life has changed like my my priorities and my focus. My days have slowed down, the things I would normally do I can’t, or they take a lot longer to complete. Things as little as putting on clothes to making breakfast, doing errands and trying to type up blog posts with one hand.
Number one priority is to heal fast and let my clavicle heal well without any set backs. At the same time I am eager and focussed to keep fit and maintain my previous months of base training. I have been taking it easy this first week doing only an hour of wind training each day which I break up into two, thirty minute session for mental purposes and comfort. With the sling and doctors orders I am not allowed to lean forward meaning I have to sit up right and spin – my butt gets sore and numb.
Wind training is quite hard to get motivated for, due to the fact I have only recently had surgery and I want to play on the cautious side of the situation I am in. Not only that I feel the need to play it safe, I am also on medication that can make me feel quite woozy and not a 100% trough out the day. But I feel as if I sit on that bike and chip away at it my mind will get stronger and as I heal and get better I will have a stronger mind to train with.
I do seriously miss clipping in to my bike and rolling out into the world and have that wind flow past my ears. At least I have more time writing up blog posts of rides I have done and have not gotten around to typing up.