Today is physical rock-bottom for me.
From a training point of view, I find myself in the worst place I have ever been in. I’ve trained consistently for more than 30 years and of course over that time I’ve had multiple set-backs and challenges to overcome – that’s just life.
I had hip replacement surgery for the second time 7 days ago – first one was 6 years ago – and I’m long past the stage of easy recovery from injuries.
So here I am. Haven’t trained at all for more than two months, which is possibly the longest break of my life. And the year before that was makeshift training at home with limited equipment due to gyms being closed. And now I’m recovering from a major surgery (recovery which required lots of comfort food and booze!) and I’m older than I’ve ever been.
Taken all together, right now it looks like a very long, hard road back.
But I am reminding myself: you only ever have to get up the same amount of times that you get knocked down. So I am getting up again, one more time. I’m setting myself very simple goals, and I’m going to focus on the process first and then the outputs.
Get out of bed every morning – if it’s a training day, train.
Targets for 2021: