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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Back to the circuit

So last Friday I decided it was time to get back to walking. My physical therapist told me that at this point everything was up to my own tolerance.

My husband, my best friend, and I all took a walk around the lake that I live next to. I need to check on the length of the walk again, but I think it’s about a mile.

It was mostly non-eventful. My left knee (the one I had surgery one) wasn’t too bad, but the right knee ached a bit. Likely because I’ve been focusing on the left with my strength workouts and stuff. So time to start doing everything on both sides I guess.

It was also a bit muggy, so now it’s time to start grumping about the weather! I did finally get a pair of shorts that fits after having to return some. So now I need to make sure to put on sunscreen before I go out.

So slow progress this week, but progress.

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A month later

So I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last posted, but I think everybody could tell I was fed up with everything.

My knee still pops and crackles as I walk down steps. It still aches a bit, and I’m still not entirely sure it’s better than it was before.

My physical therapy exercises got easier, so they made them all more difficult last week and I spent a day unable to walk comfortably because my muscles hurt. But I need that kind of thing right now, it’s been too long that I’ve been letting myself be still because of weakness in my joints and muscles, so it’s time to work them and get better.

My last day of physical therapy is Wednesday, and I’ve been officially cleared to start taking walks again. I might not start this week because things have been crazy busy but it’ll be soon. I’m also thinking about taking up yoga. Have any hikers done yoga and know if it’s a good combination?

The sad thing is that starting the walking again is just going to remind me again that I need to buy a raincoat, it’s been very rainy here lately.

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