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Jul 24 2008

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13 weeks..first time on treadmill

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Hello everyone.  It’s been awhile since my last post, but that’s mainly because there hasn’t been anything too exciting.  It looks like I’m done with physical therapy.  My company switched insurance this month and my pt provider does not take our insurance.  That was just wonderful news.  It really sucks when the insurance company dictates how your recovery goes.

Anyways, at my 3 month check-up, I was cleared by the doctor and I do not have to come back.  Yay!!  I told him thanks for doing a great job and “no offense, but I hope I never see you again.”  He just laughed and agreed.   In this appointment I was cleared to begin jogging.  Luckily I had 1 more appointment before I found out about my insurance and my therapist made sure that my jogging was done right and I was not favoring my bad leg.

Off I go to the gym, which is in my apartment complex.  I started out on the treadmill at a brisk walk.  My leg felt good, so I started jogging.  To my amazement it felt really good.  There was a little tightness, but that was about it.  I figured I would last about 5 minutes, but shockingly I was able to job for 2 miles at about an 8 minute mile clip.  I could have kept going, but I didn’t want to push it.  I was in good shape before the accident, so I guess I did not get too far out of shape.  I have been running 2 miles per day for about a week now, and I am going to go to 3 in the next couple of days. 

Everyone stay positive.  You will get through this. 

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