Jul 26 2013

kkirk

9.5 Months: Back to normal (for the most part)

Posted at 2:19 PM under 2-Shoes, Post-Op

ITs been a month (or so) since I posted on here, and life has basically gotten back to normal. The only times I realize my past injury and surgery is when I really push myself at the gym or completing a hard/long hike, which I feel elsewhere anyway. ALthough, I still haven’t felt confident enough to play basketball “yet”, but that might change in the next few weeks. I’m still plugging away at the Couch to 10K Program (I’m interval running) at 45-50 mins this week. I still don’t have the endurance to get to 6.2 miles, but I suspect I’ll be there by fall. I been back into strength training my whole body for the the last 2-3 months. MY squats and lunges are getting better every week. So all-in-all, I feel great about my progress, although it did take 7-8 months to get to that point. The best thing that’s happened to me besides finally correcting my chronic ATR (problems) is I’ve translated my physical therapy into a consistent exercise program and having been in this good of shape since college. I’m weght training 1-2 times a week, 1-2 sessions of Body Pump, spin class, biking, running, trail running, jump roping, and other plyo.

To those of you who are just starting your journey, this is all out slowly and carefully putting one foot forward, celebrating the milestones, and keeping your eye on the big picture. Its all about your (positive) attitude. We are off to the beach next week, which is going to be awesome, since last year I was hobbling around with a ruptured AT in the sand! I also wanted to give a shout out to all the bloggers on this site. Its good to see your posting up a storm Norm :D

Happy healing :)

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “9.5 Months: Back to normal (for the most part)”

  1. kellygirlon 26 Jul 2013 at 2:37 PM 1

    Hey, Kevin! Great to hear from you. How exciting to be back to normal at 2.5 months shy of the 1 year mark. All of your hard work has clearly paid off. You have managed to turn a bad situation into a good one–congratulations! (Unlike you, I was kind of hoping to slack off a little in my advancing age but this injury is making me work too hard with no end in sight–at least from where I am currently standing!)

    Have a great time at the beach and again, congratulations on your success. You are such an inspiration!

  2. micah1on 26 Jul 2013 at 5:27 PM 2

    Fantastic news kevin. I get a load of inspiration when I’m doing my step heel lifts etc from seeing the dragons tooth pictures in my head, it really helps to keep me going. Thanks

  3. brokendadon 26 Jul 2013 at 7:37 PM 3

    Thanks for giving us hope that we will be back to normal ( or better) at some point.

    Good luck in your training.

  4. normofthenorthon 28 Jul 2013 at 12:36 AM 4

    Way to go, Kevin. Using the ATR rehab as an “excuse” to get fitter than before is a brilliant idea!

  5. bionicon 28 Jul 2013 at 1:57 AM 5

    Thank you, love reading this!

  6. downunderandyon 28 Jul 2013 at 5:01 AM 6

    Nice blog, there is light at the end of that long dark tunnel!.

  7. kkirkon 05 Aug 2013 at 8:18 PM 7

    Thanks, everyone this community has done more for my recovery that I every imagined. I know most of you feel the same.

    Kelly: Keep up the great work and don’t stop after your recovery you can convert the hard work of recovery to a healthy and fit body (something that I’m still working with).

    Norm: Thanks, the exercise part has been easy, its the food/drink intake that’s still killing me! :)

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