Thomas/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was part of the first of two groups to take the ice on the first day of on-ice sessions at training camp today.

Thomas, who is still recovering from offseason hip surgery, said he felt fine “under the circumstances” after the session at TD Garden.

And then he had this to say about how he’s balancing pushing his body to get back into form and also making sure he doesn’t do too much in his pursuit of the Bruins’ starting goaltender job.

“It’s a balance. I have talked to the doctors and the physical therapists and we’re going to try to communicate the best that we can because it’s not always easy,” said Thomas. “They don’t know what’s going on in my body and I have a tendency, even if something hurts, of just going, which is part of how I made it through last year.

“I describe myself kind of like an ostrich when it comes to injuries. I just stick my head in the sand and hope it goes away. I don’t know where it comes from. I think it’s been there since I was 5 years old. That’s just the way I am.”

I’ll have more on Tim Thomas later today.