Well, 5 months have come and gone since my surgery. All is going pretty well. I’ve been getting lazy with the exercising, though, other than the bicycle riding - I’m commuting to/from work twice a week (27 mile round trip), and riding w/ my wife 2-3 times a week (10 mile round trip). So, my calf is getting stronger, but still way weaker than my right calf.
I’m surprised, tho - at 5 months, I can walk without a limp (most of the time - unless I forget, and fall into my bad habit). I can ride my bike fairly well (ave. speeds of 16-17mph for my 13.5 mile commute). I can jog a little bit - just to go fetch a volleyball, or to get under the garage door before it closes on me! I’m doing most normal things - mowing the lawn, etc. I’m going to be hiking in Hawaii in a couple weeks! We’ll see how that goes!
But, am I stupid?! I just committed to a Century Bike Ride w/ a buddy this Sept. or Oct.!!! I’ve always wanted to do one, but have always had an excuse not to. I’m not getting any younger, so I figure I should get the first one out of the way. And, I’m using this as good incentive to get my leg stronger! So, I’m committed (or, should be!)!!! Time to get back to doing my daily exercises, and get a training plan in gear!
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