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26 Weeks: Back in the Water

At twenty-six weeks, headed back in for a surf amidst smaller (knee-waist high) surf. The leg is functional enough for surf purposes; it’s my front foot, I might have noticed it more otherwise. I’ve felt capable of surfing for a few weeks, but the PT wanted me to hold off until I gained a bit more strength. My conditioning is off — I tired quickly — and I was rusty, but overall it went better than I expected. I even caught a few.

Speaking of which, I’ve very gradually gained back a bit of calf strength; I can manage to sort of walk on my toes. The next piece of the physical-therapy progression is a variety of little hops, jumps, and skips. That’ll occupy the next month, at least — with something resembling normal functionality on the horizon, I’m told.

I’m also planning to give a few of the regular Crossfit workouts a shot in the upcoming two weeks, modified to remove all the running and jumping, and anything that might involve landing from a height (rope climbs, e.g.).


  1. normofthenorth wrote:

    Great! I bet it was a joy to get back on the board. You flashed me back to the first times I bicycled to my post-ATR PT appointment, which is up a really big and steep hill in Toronto. (Northbound on Yonge St. from ~Bloor to Eglinton, for Torontonians and Google Earth geeks!)
    I was so out of shape I thought I was going to die! First trip I actually walked a short while! But it was still a huge joy to get back to a beloved normal activity, and to work up a sweat and a huff-and-puff doing it. :-)

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  2. Sounds like you are doing great! Lots of balance required to stand up regardless of which foot is effected so your PT must be working.

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:52 am | Permalink

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