At 12 weeks I had been riding indoors for about 2.5-3 weeks so when I went into the doctors, I was told that I could resume riding outdoors again. I can’t get out of the saddle at all or do hills, but just being out there feels great. Doc says the tendon looks good, but I need to hold back for the next month or so even if I do feel good so that the healing can continue.
I just completed my third week of therapy and I have begun to get back a decent amount of strength in my injured leg. I have been steadily increasing my weights on the squat machine, leg extensions, curls and obviously the calf raises. My leg is still noticeably smaller, but some muscle definition is returning.
Tonight I rode and was stretching afterward and noticed that my good leg was not half as flexible as my injured leg that was being worked in PT. I am going to concentrate on stretching my good leg much more.
Getting back to more of my usual activities has really helped my spirits. With the pool opening this weekend, I may just start swimming again too. Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone!
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