So that's it! No more surgery, no more hospital visits, no more nothing!! The surgeon advised me not to any heavy lifting or anything 'too strenuous' until the end of this month - but after that, I'm good to go...
Insert cliched "it's a new dawn!!" picture here... ;-)
I have a lot of things whirling through my head now. So many goals, so many possible plans... What to do?!
I've started drawing together a few ideas of how I'll train & race for the next 14 months (from November 2014 to the end of 2015). I'm trying hard to make sure I don't over-reach, and keep them all achievable, measurable, and specific.
Not sure how its all gonna look yet. Tossing up between (a) diving back into the cycle-racing deep end, and (b) taking a year off racing to really train hard without pressure, build up a huge mileage base, and crosstrain with both running & triathlon.
Either way, there are plenty of pros and cons. But I'll have it sorted shortly and start on the next phase of my 'cycling journey'...!!
A couple of things you can expect to see on the blog over the next few months:
I won a bike!! Yes, seriously!! I was incredibly fortunate to win a brand spanking new Cell Akuna 1.1 from Cellbikes.com.au. I've had it for a couple of months now, and you'll see a full review for it coming up soon. But let me tell you this much now - it is probably the best value bike you can buy on this planet...!! I am loving it... :-)
Intermittent fasting - I'm currently trialling an intermittent fasting protocol. 16 hours of fasting, from 3pm to 7am. I'm doing it 2-3 times each week, on non-consecutive days. There aren't any particular goals I'm trying to achieve with this, just giving it a try to see what happens (if anything!). I'm about two week s along now, and will give a bit of a write up about it after a couple of months of sticking with it...
That's it for now! Looking forward to finally being able to train again with some sort of purpose. See you on the road...!!