I admit. I’ve been daydreaming again. I think for two reasons. First, I’m ridiculously swamped with work and really would rather do anything except analyze metrics or write/edit documents. Second, I reallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreally want to run-surf-spin-workout-doanything and just MOVE!! Sorry about that.
While I was all happy and hopeful a month ago about how my knee was recovering, my doctor seems to have other plans for me. While my physical and therapist and I were getting ready for me to try running at 8-weeks post-surgery, my doctor wants me to hold off until 5 months post-surgery. 5 MONTHS = END OF AUGUST!!
I know that this is probably the smartest thing for me to do, especially since my surgery was a revision of a previous reconstruction which means that it often takes longer to heal and regain strength and function. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that I like the idea.
Yes, I’m annoyed but I’m trying not to think about it (so much). I’m trying to focus on other things that I can do to be active (which I haven’t been so successful at lately – see Reason 1 above). That leaves daydreaming. While I’ve never had a bucket list before, I started creating a Fitness Bucket List pinboard on Pinterest. At first, I had a hard time coming up with things that I wanted to do, aside from getting barreled on a wave and running a sub-2 hour half marathon.
But then I started thinking a little harder. There are so many things that I still want to be able to experience. Yes, I want to conquer side crane pose and handstands in yoga. Yes, I want to try stand-up paddleboarding, Crossfit and heli-skiing. I even started imagining things like completing yoga teacher training and meeting and watching…er…swimming with Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. (It’s a bucket list people!)
It’s been a great distraction but most importantly, it’s reminded me to dream. I realize that it’s going to be a long road back, longer than I bargained for. But, I also know that there’s a lot left that I want to conquer. I’m not ready to pack up my gym clothes just yet.
Do you have a fitness bucket list? What are some of the things that you dream of doing but haven’t gotten around to yet? If you have a fitness bucket list pinboard on Pinterest, please link it up below! I’d love to see it. And come check out the rest of my fitness bucket list!