three months down; a lifetime to go!
exactly one month ago i posted this, detailing both progress and goals. my three main goals for my three-month post-op mark were to be able to go down stairs comfortably, squat 30 lbs., and “leg press like a champ.”
done, done, and done!
in the past month i’ve flushed out about 95% of my swelling, gotten great flexion (147 degrees the other day!), and gotten SO much stronger.
i’m squatting 60 lbs., getting around a spin bike comfortably (and planning on taking a spin class tomorrow – eep!), and walking without my brace most days and on most terrains.
august is, if all goes as planned, my month to begin easing back into running.
i’m still a little stiff in the mornings, ad i still can’t kneel or sit cross-legged. my quad and calf are still noticeably underdeveloped – hopefully this high-protein lifestyle will solve that! i walk with a bit of a limp and none too quickly, but i’m finally getting full extension.
and i’m lifting upper body with free weights – hellz yes.
it’s been a good month. i successfully moved apartments, i flew, and i upped my fitness game. i’m seeing glimpses of my old self, and it’s awesome.