The most frustrating thing about not being able to ride at the moment is that it hasn't rained here in Singapore for the last 10 days and so the conditions are perfect. Especially for mountain biking, which I basically gave up in November after months of rain had left the trails impossible for someone like me with limited skills to ride on. But hopefully it won't be too long till I'm out there.
I'm super motivated to make sure I do everything right not to screw up this recovery process. I managed another 20 minutes on the spin bike today, same deal as yesterday, broken down into 10 two-minute segments, only using the "bad" leg every second interval. I felt no pain and there was no swelling, so I was tempted to add tension or extend the session, but I let my head rule my heart and stopped at 20 minutes then jumped straight on the couch with an ice pack. Small steps so to speak.
Speaking of which, around the house I'm not even using the single crutch, I simply don't need, but I'm walking very cautiously and deliberately and going up and down the stairs like a one-legged man, just in case.
The toughest thing today was with the food. I was starving all day but I'm determined not to "relapse" just yet. It's just after 8pm as I write this and I've still got my final intake of the day to come, a small bowl of cut watermelon and pineapple, followed by a single, solitary square of Lindt dark chocolate.
But these petite portions seem to be doing the trick so I'm happy to play the hunger games for now.