To top off the craziness, my mom who is our usual babysitter fell on Wednesday and after horrendous care in a local ER I got her in at my hospital and as I write she is in surgery for a shattered patella. The first ER missed other injuries as well, what mess! Send her some good vibes for a quick recovery and successful surgery.
|Now for some good news...I am cleared!! Wednesday I saw my sports doctor and PT and both are impressed. My strength is nearly equal on both legs and my range of motion and flexibility is back too. The PT even had me test run for him with increasing speed all the way to a sprint and thought my form was great, no compensating or lazy muscles! He increased my PT program and is making me roll daily at least. Next up doctor felt the same way and after 2+ years of this stupid hamstring and me being less than great about letting it heal I think we are nearly there! I need to continue 6 more weeks of nitroglycerin and return to PT in a few weeks to make a maintenance plan to prevent recurrence but I see a way off this roller coaster!|
So what is my plan?
- I have learned that my body only like 3 days of running so I'm sticking with that at least for the next few months (might add a 4th day later)
- Core and strength 4-5 days a week
- Daily PT exercises
- Daily foam rolling
- Sports massage monthly (per doctor's recommendation), I like this one!
- Cross train 3 days a week
- 1 rest or yoga day
Happy July 4th Weekend! Any fun plans? Anyone racing? Happy to say I get to "run" a laf marathon tomorrow to kick off the holiday.
Linking up with Jill for Fitness Friday