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February 2013

21 weeks. 1 leg. 10 times.

At 21 weeks to the day, I was able to do a single leg calf raises. It was five days later than my PT had predicted. It’s been a huge mental gain for me as I didn’t think it would ever happen. All the other milestones just came naturally without much thought: I just stopped [...]

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Some Slow Running

I’ve returned back to my pre-injury weekly fitness routine (obviously at lower intensity) - a couple of sessions with a personal trainer, mixed in with some spin classes. But I think I need to focus a bit more on “rehab”. I thought by doing full body workouts the calf muscle and strength would come back.
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Oooooch!

Saw this while watching hockey on TSN this evening. It will be hard for anyone on this site to watch the video - I could only watch the replay once.
Maybe we should invite Karlsson to join our blog.
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/02/13/senators-erik-karlsson-suffers-achilles-cut-in-loss-will-need-surgery/

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All is Well in the Universe

I just past the 18 week mark and just had my last appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon… ever. He said everything looks good and he won’t be seeing me anymore. With every visit he reminds me of what a pest I was after my ATR. He reminds me of how skeptical I was going non-operative [...]

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21 weeks. 1 leg. 10 times.

At 21 weeks to the day, I was able to do a single leg calf raises. It was five days later than my PT had predicted. It’s been a huge mental gain for me as I didn’t think it would ever happen. All the other milestones just came naturally without much thought: I just stopped [...]

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