Posts Tagged ‘Physical Therapy

28
Feb
13

The 99 Percentile

I think I am about healthy again to get back into full swing (starting Monday). I went to the gym yesterday and did an hour on the Elliptical. No problems, and on Monday when I walked on the treadmill at a fast pace I felt I could run. Starting Monday I will have exactly 13 weeks and 91 days until the Triathlon. It’s time to step up the training, with more miles running, swimming and biking while also hitting the weights hard. I found a 4-day lifting program that I modified for myself last year, that I am going to do the full extent for the next 10 weeks. Hopefully that will help me surpass my goals. Also I use the Lose It App on my phone to keep track of the calories I take in and burn. They have groups you can join for motivation and also challenge to be apart of. I was invited on there to join the March Madness Triathlon Training. I logged my minutes on my App for Running, Biking, and Swimming. It should automatically add to the challenge  It will just be another motivation to maybe rank in the top 5 within all these other Triathlon Athletes. I got more Physical Therapy today and Monday, and my last doctor visit on Tuesday. I think I am ready to go full force, I can bend my knee further with little to no pain. 

25
Feb
13

Physical Therapy part 2

This morning I had my second round of Physical Therapy. I got on the bicycle (which it’s always fun to be on a bicycle) to do a 5 minute warm up. It felt good, not great, but good. I can still feel a little of the stretch-ness in my knee. I did some stretching and iced the knee. The P.T told me I will probably only need about 2-4 more sessions, and maybe less. I go back to the Doctor tomorrow to figure out if anything is different but it looks like I can get back into my routine of Triathlon Training. 1-week set back will hurt me wont stop me, it will only motivate me to work harder. I plan to go to the gym tonight. The P.T. said I could walk on the treadmill and bike along with my upper body lifts. I am also going to get in the pool and swim to see how that feels…plus that means I can sit in the hot tub afterwards. Image

23
Feb
13

Physical Therapy

Well I went to P.T. yesterday to get the knee and ankle looked at. Got some good news, I had a feeling that maybe I did more damage than I thought I did, but no torn ligaments or any serious damage. Its more of just a strain in the knee and ankle. I can start going back to the gym and lightly get back into my Triathlon training. I will start using the treadmill to walk so that it’s comfortable and so I don’t over do it. Plus I will start doing all the upper body lifts I can, and the legs lifts I can tolerate. I will attempt to swim and see if that feels OK, and I will also enjoy the hot tub from time to time. 

I will be great just getting back into the gym. I can’t wait to be fully healed so I can get back to biking and running. Although the Physical Therapist said I could probably get on a stationary bike to test out the knee and help stretch it out. She gave me some stretch exercises to do at home as well. 




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