My life has looked a little differently over the past few weeks. Granted, it has been Christmas-time, so that always changes things up a bit, but it’s more than that. Prior to two weeks ago, I felt that I had finally gotten myself into a good routine of running and working out. I was enjoying waking up earlier and going for a swim before starting the day. I finally had all of the cold-weather gear to make winter cycling possible. I’ve been on the verge of signing up with a trainer to help me prepare for triathlon season.
Now, I’m not being able to do any of those things and I’m having to seriously consider moving my triathlon training back. I had planned on starting in March and doing a big one in April. But the doctor’s telling me it will likely have to be May or June before I should plan on competing in one. And that’s hoping that I can get in all of the training I need to before that.
Obviously, I can’t do any swimming with a cast on. And getting back on my bike is going to be the hardest part because the pressure is put on the wrist. I’ve also been nervous to go running because I’m unsure if that will hurt my wrist. I go back to the orthopedic next week so I’ll have to see if that’s a possibility for me.
I have also felt more tired lately. I’m sure it’s partly due to the fact that I haven’t been exercising like I was. I would also blame the simple fact that dealing with this cast is exhausting. My arm is heavy and it’s difficult to do simple tasks like taking a shower, cleaning the kitchen, typing blog posts. I think it’s wearing me out a little just doing the day-to-day things. I also hate the helpless feeling of not being able to open my own bottles of water or pick up something that weighs more than a couple of pounds.
So now I’m trying to figure out what options are out there for me to try to somewhat keep up with a workout routine. I’m thinking that I can at least use a stationary bike since balance is not as involved and I should be able to do it with one hand. I’ve never done much weight training, especially with my legs, but I suppose that would not be a bad idea either, but I probably should find someone who knows that they’re doing so I don’t cause another injury.
Any other good ideas out there for staying in shape with a broken wrist?