What happens when injury or a setback occurs?
By Keeley Davis
I was supposed to participate in a Cycling Sportive of 100 miles a few weeks ago but 9 days before the ride I was knocked off my road bike and broke my collarbone!!! Gutted was not the word!!
I’ve always been into Fitness from an early age of swimming at National level, then loving aerobics, the gym and now finally into road biking.
I love my bike and try and get out as much as I can when the weather is decent enough ~ which isn’t that easy in the UK as we all know.
I am lucky as I live very close to the Peak District and can cycle to the town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House, which is a lovely ride about 26 miles from home.
These last few weeks have been really tough in many ways, I broke my collarbone on my right hand side, being right handed, I have been unable to drive, unable to do my hair, fill the kettle up properly, unable to wear anything with a strap going over my shoulder, cleaning & ironing has had to take a back seat, plus my 5 year old son had just finished school for 6 weeks. GREAT!!!
So the doctors said it will take @4-6 weeks for it to heal, just when school recommences and probably when the weather changes so no more cycling for a while.
I could have got really downhearted about all of this, in addition to the pain I have been experiencing as well but I have to think myself lucky it wasn’t anything more serious.
So I have been trying to do everything with my left arm, even walking the dog!!! The saving grace was I could still type if I propped myself up on a pillow and wore my sling.
I have a great network of friends who all offered to have my son for a few hours most days so that I could rest and get some work done.
Admittedly I have missed exercising so much, I feel more tired not exercising, lethargic and feel like the lbs are creeping on !!!
This accident has been frustrating in many ways; even doing the shopping has been a task in itself just getting the purse out of my handbag (that’s normal my husband would say!!). I have had help from family and friends but while I have been out and about it makes you realise that we must not take things for granted and to really appreciate your good health when you have it.
It has shown to me how the older generation must struggle on a day-to-day basis and those unfortunate people in wheelchairs so think again when you are out and about and please open doors for those less fortunate than you.
In a couple of week’s time I hope to go back to the gym and do some lower body exercises.
It just goes to show that you never ever know what is around the corner and do not take your health for granted because in one instant second it can be changed hopefully not forever but temporarily in my case.
I was gutted about missing out on the London Prudential 100 mile bike ride but there is always 2017.
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