The physical Therapist gave me more exercises to do. I’m glad she did as I was quickly becoming bored and now at least there’s more variety. But, it does take longer to get them done. Once I was done with them, I walked for thirty minutes. A bit more sore than I have been.
Archive for October, 2007
I ran to start the day. Well, actually walked 2 laps, ran laps until I had completed 2.5 miles. Then I joined in with Boot Camp and mostly felt pretty normal.
Had Physical Therapy this afternoon. Added a few exercises and we worked on range of motion.
PT4 went ok. Same thing as I do at home but I had someone to talk to while I did it which was fine. The therapist added weight to my ankle for the leg lifts so I ended up being a little sore, even upon waking this morning.
Did two miles this morning on the track. 2/3 running.
Channel 5, the local CBS affiliate did a story about Boot Camp. Notice me doing push-ups while balanced on one foot.
|My first day running after surgery just 14 days ago. I walked 2 laps and ran 1 for 12 laps (2 miles) total. Not a lot of pain. Mostly soreness.
12 Laps Total. Walked 2, ran 1
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Okay, I was wrong. Going to PT is actually useful. The therapist corrected my form at times in doing the exercises so it was useful so I could get the max benefit from the exercise. He also added some weight to the exercises, too.
This morning while I was walking at the Wellness Center, Channel 5 was filming Boot Camp. Janice asked me to be interviewed by the camera crew. When I went in for my doctor’s appointment, Dr. Geier made a comment about people at the Wellness Center asking about my surgery. I guess I’ve become the poster boy for Boot Camp.
The doctor cleared me to run! He said not to run more than three days a week and did say that my knee would become inflamed and swell. So, for now, I’ll stick to the track and only run when I know I’ll have time to ice my knee afterwards. He did say that it would be four months before my knee felt normal. I’ll post some pictures of the knee later when I have time to scan them.
No, I didn’t run the marathon but my training partners, Adam and Laura, did. Laura and I were supposed to run the Marine Corps Marathon – Adam didn’t sign up in time – so when I had to bail she decided to continue training and run with Adam. They finished in around 5.13. It was the first marathon for Adam. They called me as soon as they got back to the hotel – I was very excited for them.
Yesterday as I was driving to work, I crossed the Cooper River Bridge and saw all of the people out running and my heart hurt. A year ago, I never would have thought that I would have been jealous of people running over the bridge and would have been upset because I had friends out of town running a marathon?
Had my 2nd PT session today. I was glad to get the feedback on whether or not I was doing the exercises correctly (I was) but I could have done everything they did without being there. They put a two pound weight on my ankle at one point but it just wasn’t worth the money.
The Physical Therapist cleared me to walk 30 minutes at a time as part of my rehab. So I started out doing all the leg exercises she gave me to do and them walked vigorously on the outdoor track while Boot Camp was happenning on the roof. Felt good to really move. I had to reign myself in and not run, especially when my friends were running past me.
Started PT today. Nice young woman. She mostly tested my range of motion and strength and them put me on the treadmill for 15 minutes. She gave me a couple of sheets with exercises to do. Big thing is that she told me I could walk for 30 minutes as part of my rehab each day. Big step. She actually didn’t give me a limit at first until I told her I ended up there because I had pushed myself too hard.