Monday, July 11, 2011

Leg injury update

Do you remember this post? Good news and Bad news. Bad news first: I still can't run. Good news: I am getting closer to being able to run again soon! I have been working with a physical therapist for the past three weeks and it is going well. We have been doing lots of stretches that I do on my own twice a day. We have recently been doing "active stretching" to help prepare my muscle for running again. I have been feeling much better and feel that running is in my near future. horray! I haven't been cleared yet, but I think it'll be soon. I see my therapist on Thursday this week, and I don't think I'll get cleared then because it's not 100% yet, but I'd say we're working at 90%. I think in 2-3 more weeks I'll be back running.

When I am able to run again, I am going to take it slow. Starting with one mile at a time. This kills me as one mile seems so miniscule, however; I do not want to re-injure myself and I want to do this right. One mile to start with and then I will slowly increase my mileage.

I will continue to keep you all updated on my progress.

What have I been doing for exercise you may wonder? I have been doing the stair master. I used to die on that machine if I did it for 15 minutes, but now I have gotten up to 45 minutes! I also have been using the elliptial, walking lots, taking body pump classes (LOVE!) and doing weights. As my husband would agree, I would become a crazy person if I could not exercise. Thankfully I have still been able to do these things...everything, but running.

Have you ever injured yourself and it held you back from doing something you love?


  1. Good job staying active with an injury! Major kudos to you :)

  2. Yay for the good news and I'm amazed at how you've been so good about taking it slow...I KNOW how you love to runnnnn!


  3. Thank you, Brittany for the comment!!! I have enjoyed beginning to read your blog. Thanks for reading mine :)