Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a post ACL surgery update

Since I passed my 3-month mark post-op this last weekend, I thought it might be high time to give the blogging world a more comprehensive update on my right knee.

As you might know, I had ACL reconstruction surgery on my right knee.  I was told that it would be 3 months until I could run, and 6 until I could dance. I probably could have started running earlier, but I obeyed the doctor (much to the dismay of my phsyical therapist! he's all for pushing me REALLY hard). On the 14th of January I got the clearance to start running and being more active - being VERY CAREFUL with dancing. Still have to talk to the physical therapist about this (i've been too sick to go....) but I did go blues swing dancing last Thursday.

Well, last night I unfroze my Gold's Gym account and jumped on a treadmill. I ran about 1.60 miles in about 25 minutes at a very steady pace. I felt very good about myself at the end of the run and tried to stretch generously.  This morning my butt was a little sore and my legs ache a little bit, but I feel great. I am so glad I get to be more active again. I'm rather excited to get myself back into some really good shape and I'm hoping to run a 5k this summer. :o)


The Boob Nazi said...

Awesome! I'm glad you're doing so well.