It's been 4 weeks since the shoulder surgery. It doesn't hurt, but I am still restricted to putting any weight on it. It's been frustrating but being layed up but not completely inabled has had some advantages. For instance, today was 5 mile pass race. It was a cold, wet day and I didn't have to worry about deciding if I had to suffer in it or feel guilty about bailing. I got to go see both the boys' games instead. As a matter of fact this month there hasn't been the "do I train or do I spend time with the family" dilemma.
BUT, there has been the apprehension of "am I wasting away" "getting weak" "how long will it take to get back into condition" fear. AND I went to the team meeting and felt like I didn't belong! I got the itch to race really bad at the meeting. But I am still looking at (what seems like) a long time before I can race. In the meantime I can enjoy some free time and the family.Pictionary- Adults vs the kids- try it sometime
But I think in the end I've realized I might have to strike a better balance between family and racing.
I hope to hit the road next week. We'll see how that goes.