PT continues to progress well. I am now doing one minute running intervals alternating with one minute brisk walking. By the end of the week, I should be at 2 minutes running/one minute walking at 4 intervals (12 minutes total on the treadmill). I continue to increase the weights on the one-leggged leg press and the leg curls. Still doing the agility and jumping stuff. I had the most delicious thing this morning - its called an ice cup massage. You can do this at home. Take a dixie cup, freeze a cup of water, tear off the bottom of the cup and massage your calf and achilles with the ice. It felt amazing.
After I ran/walked over the weekend, my GOOD achilles and ankle were a bit sore. When I told my PT, he just smiled and said, “I was waiting for that to happen.” Apparently it is quite common - we focus so much on the bad leg and prepare it for impact that we neglect the good one. It wasn’t too bad, and it is feeling better.
I had PT last night at 5 PM and again this morning at 7 AM. I was worried about the 12 hour “turnaround” but after stretching last night, it actually felt fine. I am finding that I am actually getting a pretty good cardio workout as well as working the AT, calf and leg - that is a great feeling. Now the trick is continuing this level of activity on my own at the gym. I think I can - I hope I can.
I highly recommend the ice cup massages!