Archive for February, 2012

Feb 09 2012

10 months, who’s counting?

Published by elsurfer under Uncategorized

(NOTE: this was supposed to be posted back in May 2011 - I forgot to publish back then and my how time flies…. I can’t believe it now Feb 2012. I’ll have a 1.5 year post surgery update shortly - lol ) For those that are new, you can watch my progress videos in my past posts.

Hi Team,

Been a while since my last update, I believe it was about 3 months ago. Let me start off with the (very few) negatives.

Right ATR’d Calf size is still about an inch in circumference smaller than the left.
Strength is about approx 80% than that of the left. (rough measurement by comparing the amount of raises each leg can do).
When I’m sore or stiff the day after a run, you can notice me favoring one side when walking.

But these are really minor, let’s talk about what I *can* do now at 10 months w/o hesitation. (I was doing a lot at 5-6 months, but it’s been no holds barred since then) -

* Played my first game of basketball as a sub in a couple weeks ago. (This was more of a mental hurdle as this is how I got hurt) scored a couple points and grabbed some rebounds in 20 minutes of play.

*4 to 7 mile trail runs, with up to about 1000′ elevations gain, 2 to 3 x a week. (getting ready for a 10k mud run in 2 weeks.

* Hard contact Karate and Jiu Jitsu Sparring once a week.

* 100 mile, motocross enduro rides across deserts and mountains.

*Sprinkle in 10-15 mile mountain bike rides when I get the chance.

*Cut out red meat and Soda since February and last 12 lbs - oh wait, that’s not related to my ATR!.

No video this time around, when I figure out this GoPro helmet cam, I’ll have some interesting 1 year perspective to show.

I still think and look at my ATR every day. I don’t think I’ll be 100% until I get through one day without thinking about it. I’ll let you know when it happens.

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