Since my last rehab update things have continued to go smoothly. I have booked my flights to Europe for Jan 14 and as you can imagine this has got me excited!
A pretty big milestone was getting back onto a SUP and paddling from the top of the Clutha River down to the Albert Town Bridge, it was about 45/55 mins on the board and it felt excellent! I had no troubles manoeuvring and balancing and I am planning to attempt Albert Town Bridge to Red Bridge (Luggate) sometime this week.
As well as this I have been back to some very light running.
All of this feels like a significant step towards getting back to full adventure mode.
I also went and hung out at the Ski Industry Trade Show in Queenstown the other week. I was there with Allsports, the NZ distributor for Head, Marmot and Gu. It was cool to get involved, especially as I was able to have a look at some of the New Head ski range for next year, another thing that has me excited for January!
On top of that everything else is going well. Biking has become more of a recreation for me now, where as in past years it has always felt more like a chore necessary to go skiing.
Getting enjoyment out of training is really important to me as that usually makes it easier to work hard.
The longest ride I have done post op is now 55km and I intend to push that to 65km in the next couple of weeks.
I think having little goals like adding 5km on to my bike each week has allowed me to stay motivated in working towards my end goal because the satisfaction of achieving each goal makes the time feel well spent.
My Gym Program continues to get harder, with more weight and more reps and I can see the results of that.
Again, I am happy with my progress and really positive about getting back on snow!