Week 20 update and elliptical?

Bloggers and Blogettes,

Hope you all are progressing  well.  It’ll be week 20 for me on Tuesday.  My activity this last week include:

P90X leg workout.  Added light dumbbells and went well.

My PT said I am not lifting my toe enough when I walk.  Added walking on my toes and heels to my normal home routine.

I was able to do 4 reps single leg toe raises.  Pt said to forget about it and focus on activities where I can do 20+ reps.  I.e. double toe raises and shift weight to injured side as much as possible.

Walked 2.6 miles outside (2 X 1.3 miles) Swelling is MUCH better than prior atte

Put up Xmas lights.  A lot of up and down on the ladder and standing on a slanted roof.  Most challenging part of the week.

Anyway I hope that helps others gauge their progress.

Looking forward I am thinking of investing in an Elliptical at home for the low-impact benefit.  Any recommendations out there on a good brand/model?

3 Responses to “Week 20 update and elliptical?”

  1. Great progress Jeff! I’m really looking forward to being able to do something like a 2.6 mile walk outside…my dog is sorely missing it! So you’re at what, the 5 month mark? I’m curious if you are still limping at all or walking fairly normal now. Also, after your walk, what’s the status of the achilles? Is it aching or complaining at that point? Just trying to get a reference for the future.

  2. Hey Junebug! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I walk normal, no limp at all. It’s been that way for about 4 weeks. After my first few attempts at distance walking swelling was pretty significant and I had to elevate when I was home. The swelling has gone down a lot the past couple of weeks and I can walk at a pretty brisk pace. I have a dog too and he helps get me out the door.

  3. Thank you for sharing! So encouraging :)

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