Eat. Sleep. Rehab.


Rehab on the rugby field.

Apparently time doesn’t heal all wounds. I figured after a long break my injuries would heal themselves. One week back into training, however, made me realize that wasn’t the most sound logic.

I was amped, keen, ready, and excited to hit the ground running, cycling, and swimming but it turned out to be more like ready, set, rehab. It only took about an hour on my bike to realize my knees were not better. Maybe I shouldn’t have expected to do nothing and be miraculously healed but, nevertheless, the prospect of more rehab was depressing. It was back to leg raises, bum clenches, and  walking instead of running.

Walking, walking, walking, walking...

Rehab includes a lot of walking.

Feeling like I was at square -1, I ventured off to a biokineticist. Armed with some new information and a new rehab regime, I went home to sell my race entries and hide my racing shoes. This was the last time my knees were going to slow me down so it had to be all or nothing. So, for the next 8 weeks I’m doing nothing nothing but eat, sleep, rehab. 

5 responses to “Eat. Sleep. Rehab.

  1. Sorry for the bad news. Know you will listen to your body and do the right thing and focus on the end of the road.take it easy. Andy

  2. Sounds like you’re doing the sensible thing! I’d be really bummed if I couldn’t run. Bad enough I have to let my shoulder heal before I can resume my Aikido training. But can you still ride, even if not in top form?
    Best, Jeff

  3. Hi Sarah – I hear you re: injuries. You seem to be keeping in good spirits and doing what your body needs you to do – getting some rest. I’ve just started doing fascia work for my knees – have you done any of this as part of your rehab or training in general? I noticed you liked one of my blog posts and was wondering if you use guided meditation or visualisations as part of your training too? 🙂

    • Hi Nikki,

      Yes, I did fascia work and had fascia release from a physio done. I still do a lot of exercises for my knees since I found it was the only way to stay healthy. And yes, I use visualization for race preparation. I want to make meditation a habit…working on it still though. I tend to go through phases but I know when I’m really ready it will happen. Until then, I work at it and learn more about it. I find it very interesting.

      Good luck with your knees!!

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