Cycling is a key part of my physio which I am now monitoring myself, using my sporty friends, sister and Instagram for inspiration. I aim for 20 minutes, or 10 km, depending which one comes first. I cycled two or three times a week for first month but now only once a week as I have taken up Yoga and Pilates, and I most certainly have noticed a difference!
I no longer get bum cramp within 7 minutes of starting my cycle, or seriously achy thighs, or feel like the cycle just might be the thing that kills me. Instead I get bum cramp within 2 minutes of starting cycling, my thighs are less achy and it takes longer for the death feeling to approach. Having done no cardio for nearly a year it is going to take some time for any sort of fitness to return. Despite all this it does feel fantastic to finnish somewhat resembling the colour of a tomato and gasping for breath, a very obvious display of my hard work!