/ No exercise for a week... what do I do??

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ERH - on 11 Feb 2013
I've just had laser eye surgery, and have been told not to exercise for a week, swim for 2 or play contact sports for 4. the swimming and contact sports don't bother me so much, but no climbing? can't switch to cycling or running either...

I've kind of forgotten what people do with their lives when they don't climb! any advice? (other than get a new UKC profile and spend the week trolling, which could be fun)

(climbing is exercise, but I have a friend who reckons climbing hard could count as a contact sport, what with possibly smacking into walls at high speed... sod that!)
footwork - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH: Ed, have you tried masturbating?
ERH - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to footwork:

That hardly fills the missing 20 odd hours of my week. maybe 2 or 3, sure, but what next?
LastBoyScout on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH:

Watch some good films - assuming you're allowed to watch TV for any length of time.

It's only a week!

Clean and wash all your climbing gear, lube cams and replace all that tatty ID tape?
I like climbing - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH:
Get some counciling......
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH: Yoga/stretching?

That's what I should be doing. Maybe I should get my eyes lazered
Shani - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH:
> I've just had laser eye surgery, and have been told not to exercise for a week, swim for 2 or play contact sports for 4. the swimming and contact sports don't bother me so much, but no climbing? can't switch to cycling or running either...
>
> I've kind of forgotten what people do with their lives when they don't climb! any advice? (other than get a new UKC profile and spend the week trolling, which could be fun)
>
> (climbing is exercise, but I have a friend who reckons climbing hard could count as a contact sport, what with possibly smacking into walls at high speed... sod that!)

1) Watch 'Breaking Bad' (you can sign up for free with Netflix).
2) Monkey Tennis.
Gordon Stainforth - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH:

'Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body' - Sir Richard Steele
Steve John B - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to footwork:
> (In reply to ERH) Ed, have you tried masturbating?

He said no contact sports for 4 weeks
tlm - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH:

Do some drawing.
Read a book
Do crosswords
Learn a song
Play an instrument
Sew or knit
cook
clean
do a jigsaw
play video games
watch telly
watch films
listen to music
do some flower arranging
make a junk model
sort out your filing cabinet
tidy out your kitchen cuboards
do all those little diy jobs you keep on putting off
write letters to people
phone a friend
Hat Dude on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to footwork:
> (In reply to ERH) Ed, have you tried masturbating?

That's why he had to have the eye surgery ;-)
Rich D - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH: The no exercise rule for a week is to stop you bashing your eye and causing complications with the flap. Unless you are totally uncoordinated, core body weight exercises are fine - would keep away from excess chalk for the first week as well. Use your common sense and don't poke yourself in the eye whilst exercising and you'll be fine.
redsonja - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH: its only for a week. just chill and get yourself better. read a good book (unless that would harm your eyes?), watch some good films and plan what you are going to do when you can exercise again
Pero - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH: Shouldn't you have thought of this before you had the surgery? I decided against getting it done because I couldn't bear the thought of an imposed break from the great outdoors!
professionalwreckhead - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to Pero:
> I decided against getting it done because I couldn't bear the thought of an imposed break from the great outdoors!

That's rather short sighted though.

(i'll get my coat)
Pero - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to professionalwreckhead: Yes, very short sighted. And, presbyopic too!
Postmanpat on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH:
> I've just had laser eye surgery, and have been told not to exercise for a week, swim for 2 or play contact sports for 4. the swimming and contact sports don't bother me so much, but no climbing? can't switch to cycling or running either...
>
I had this done a few months ago. The consultant at Moorfields told me he had no problem with non contact (ex water) sports after a couple of days. Running, gym etc fine and probably climbing. Just don't rub your eyes to remove the sweat.
itsThere on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH: give it a day and you will be trolling ukc, there is nothing else to do. its not fun, well trolling can be but not climbing. its worth it in the long run.

see if you can watch all of lost or 24. maybe an old tv series or two.
Timmd on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH:See it as a chance to become more rounded, and find things to do which require you to be still and at peace?

It's an opportunity. (:-))
ERH - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to Timmd:
> (In reply to ERH)See it as a chance to become more rounded...

that's my fear ;)
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stack - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH: Go through all your guide books & make up a tick list for the summer whlist planning the trips to do so?
kbow265 - on 12 Feb 2013
In reply to ERH: Throw on a pair of ski goggles? You'll look less silly if you're winter climbing... :P

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