Any exercise regime while in pain or recovering gets my vote. Although I am still in pain I cycle, me and Lance he is in my head and I am riding the bike, he keeps telling me to push harder and I am trying. My objective last year was to ride up Alp Bowland, 700m unaided and without oxygen or my GTN, so here I am on top of my world I can see the sea, not a big crowd, plenty of sheep and moorland but I have my arms aloft in triumph and a few tears
Many ants passed me on the road and another cyclist, I asked him did this accent go to heaven, he laughed so hard he nearly had to stop and I felt guilty. Cav wants to try this one, I descended like a stone, as aerodynamic as a Mack, boy was that fun. A year of training has gone into that and possibly never again. I am now ready for a cucumber sandwich and a cool drink.
Take care always wear protection, even when cycling.