VLog update: 8 months post RTKR

8 months post total knee replacement and another momentous thing has started happening this month… just when I thought no more amazing things could possibly happen..!

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Memories of Mum: 6 years on

Today marks 8 months since I had my total knee replacement. It also marks 6 years since I lost my beautiful mother to aggressive stomach cancer.

As each year goes by it saddens me more, how much of the rest of my life she is missing and how far back I have to go to find photos of us.

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Cycling goals – surprise gifts and the symptoms of an athlete return!

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Tired legs! That’s what I’m suffering from today, it has been a long time since I had that multiple day – ‘ah but keep on training anyway’ – style DOMS!

BUT… this week I managed to hit the cycling goals for a change!

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Long rides long swims and a glimpse of winter sun!

This is a deceptive photo, because it feels like it has been raining and blowing a gale for way more than 40 days and 40 nights here in the Southern Hemisphere. On top of that, it will be about 12 weeks before we start to see the weather improve and spring start to arrive, AND no Christmas to break up the dark long winter! I much prefer the seasons the other way around!

This week also marks our last public holiday till October, making winters in the Southern Hemisphere feel really really long indeed!

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Movement in the knee replacement ranks!

This sort of thing becomes a giant obstacle when you have had a knee replacement, so when you have an appointment at the top, you are faced with your demons! What with that, rehab, fitness and full time work, who said I was 100% recovered now? Certainly not me!

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