Even though the sports doc said I can run a slow 10 to 20k a week I'm not, and the physio thinks that's a good idea. My pgm of strengthening exercises he gave me takes about an hour. Of course I've built up to more reps and added my own stuff in and find I can easily spend 90 minutes at the gym most days doing it all (add an extra half hour or so when I do upper body weights). The iPod also gets a good workout.
I've been hitting the pool at another Fitness First centre - its free with my membership, indoor (no sunburn), clean, warm, and always virtually empty ... of people, not water :) Not as much fun as running but not as boring as I thought it would be - the waterproof mp3 player helps. Yesterday I managed 1500m and will try to do that or more at least 3 times a week.
As for cycling I'm not too sure. I did a couple of spin classes, the first I took very easy as I hadn't done it in years. The next one I worked hard and the hammy was sore afterwards :( I think when the doc said I can cycle he meant just sitting on the bike peddling.
Not sure how much longer I'll be out. There has been a slight improvement. I'm supposed to see the sports doc again in a few weeks but I might delay the appointment until that improvement feels more than slight. The goal is to be back in action in time to do some training for Kurrawa (25k) in December.
At least I'm getting my money's worth from Fitness First, and catching up on all the gym goss. And I'm listening to lots more music. And I don't have to wash my hair so often. And my car smells less like a runner's car than it usually does.
Its not all bad.