Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Baby steps...

Recovery is going well. I saw the surgeon last Thursday and he was happy with progress. He cleared me for spin class and to swim once the incision had healed just a little more. I didn't do either until Monday. I mean, where would I find the time between the World Cup, Wimbledon - and now the Tour de France? Oh, and there was Afton...

But Monday I decided it was time to get off the couch and try to undo some of the damage that goes hand in hand with two weeks of zero activity. I know, 2 weeks is not that long but for someone who can't sit still outside the environs of a yoga class it seemed waay too long. Pool running felt good so I decided to try an easy spin class after that. All good. Tuesday and this morning another spin class and swam with the group last night at the lovely 50M outdoor pool in New Hope. OK - not exactly baby steps but taking it pretty easy and all low impact activities. Might do a yoga class over the weekend and then the boot can come off Monday. To be honest I think I am walking better without the boot these days than with it but I will do as I am told. And for the most part I am sitting down at work so I can just take it off and put my feet up. Yes, it is still considered work.

7 comments:

olga said...

Welcome, recovery!

Chris Swenke said...

Did you get a chance to read this?

http://antonkrupicka.blogspot.com/2010/06/western-states-images.html

Love this image:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4xMske-B6FM/TCpsKBnX5vI/AAAAAAAABkU/3w3WNqnDxCo/s1600/luis-emigrant.jpg

Sounds like recovery is coming along well! Enjoy the time off - I'm sure you'll come back even faster.

Chris

Kurt said...

Well baby steps are better than none. Keep plugging along and you will be kicking all our buts once more soon.

SteveQ said...

For a real horror story from Afton (and for once, it's not mine!) check out http://ultramarathonvirgin.blogspot.com/

Maybe it'll make you feel better about not running - it put my problems in perspective.

sea legs girl said...

Helen, that is great news about your foot. I know you will think this is a joke, but is it actually possibly to hold Bikram yoga classes outdoors in Minnesota these days? I heard there has been a heat wave. There is nothing better than yoga in the grass on a hot day.

Helen said...

Chris - I enjoyed reading Anton's report but I have to say Geoff's was refreshingly less self-indulgent.

Steve - horror story indeed, but good to write the details so people can know how badly wrong it can all go...

SLG - there is outdoor yoga at the lake so I guess depending on the day it might be considered Bikram-style!

olga said...

I think we went parallel! I was playing with changes a few times, and at first had some grassy stuff, because apparently had no clue there was a wider selection. Then I really didn't like the fact that I love mountains but have grass on my blog, so I searched again, and discovered this. The I played with colors, but was really bad at clicking the applications, so I just left it along - I wasn't even planning it to be this color, it just came with it, or something. And THEN I went to your blog and saw it. Ha! Great minds, indeed!

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