Almost marathon fit… ;-)

August 12th, 2013

Hey there guys,

Been a while yet again….amazing how life takes over so quickly once you’re mobile and fit again?!  Been playing touch rugby and working hard in the gym (boxing, pump, yoga, PT sessions) to get back to 100%…..

Well I’m 100% considering I lost 4cm off my achilles and 4cm off my calf.  My flex is probably never going to be as good as it used to be, but the main thing is that it doesn’t hold me back from playing sport or exercising. :-)  AND it doesn’t so for me, I’m all good with it.

Going SNOWBOARDING in less than 4 weeks and can’t bl**dy wait to carve up some piste and go nuts!! Yes to celebrate one year after the ATR surgery, I’ll be in NZ enjoying the white stuff. Can’t wait!! ;-)

So for all of you who doubt you’ll ever get there…work hard, keep smiling, do what the doc/physio/PT says and stay strong!! It all pays off in the long run..

I wish you all the very best recovery , rehab and rebuilding of your sporting lives!!

Miss Emm :-)

4 Responses to “Almost marathon fit… ;-)”

  1. purple on August 12, 2013 8:42 am

    Thanks Emm!

    What a lovely post and congrats on feeling “100″%!! I am only 6 wks post surgery and it’s wonderful to hear that hard times and hard work pay off in the end!!

    Thanks for the positivity and assurance!! You sound like you are doing great- good for you!!!


  2. kellygirl on August 12, 2013 1:28 pm

    Great update. I never get tired of hearing how well people are recovering. You give me hope that I will get to 100% one of these days too :)

  3. kkirk on August 12, 2013 9:25 pm

    That’s awesome Emmq. its good to hear from you. Listen to her Sage advice. This is a recovery that requires perseverance and dedication with your PT, exercise, sports, etc to get back to 100% (or close to 100%). Glad to hear that you are doing so well.

    I’m back doing many of the thing I love (although haven’t tried a backpacking trip yet, due to other obligations not my ATR). Running, spinning, Body Pump, Jump rope, Lots of Calf raises and some box jumps. But, I find my calf raise with the ATR leg is weak in the sense that I can only lift my heel 3/4 the distance of the ground in comparison to my other Non-ATR leg. I don’t think it ever will since the muscle difference between the two legs is not much. Much like your “flex” deficit, it doesn’t seem to effect my ability to exercise, weight train, or hike at all.

  4. kkirk on August 13, 2013 9:13 pm

    Emm - Funny that you say that (About muscle tone). My Non-ATR leg has some serious muscle mass built up, but my surgically repaired leg has more definition (yet smaller). Probably because for so long I focused my workout on the bad leg. :)

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