Shivering on the 49th Parallel
Monday, September 3, 2007

I haven't done any exercise since the accident. The first week I spent in bed, and then the second week, after limping home from work I'd pretty much lay in bed also. It's been a month now, and my feet still hurt, my right knee clunks around in the socket and my left shoulder is still pretty sore. There's no bruising anymore, but I don't have full range of motion in my shoulder. Friday night my neck started hurting and then Sunday morning I was walking to my Jeep to go to Vespa Church (I still go even though I don't have a scooter) and I got a spasm in my back that just about floored me. It's still kinda there now, but not as terrible as it was Sunday.

I vowed to go to the gym tonight, see if I could get some time on the elliptical trainer and see how that worked with my knee and feet. Instead, I ended up working late... again. I got home and put on my "new" trainers, grabbed my iPod and went for a walk. I went down the street to the West Bay sports field and walked some laps around the soccer field until the pedometer said .8 miles. By the time I got home it was 1.08 miles and my left foot was hurting pretty bad. I made some dinner and got some cold packs for my foot and put it up. I'll see how it feels tomorrow and then see if I can do it again on Wednesday.

At this rate, perhaps I can start running (week one here I come!) next week or the week after.

Monday, September 3, 2007 5:47:03 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [1] | Sports#
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 4:12:02 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
You might want to take it easy, don't push it! Keep using the cold packs and elevation. I've had knee surgery (orthoscopic) and it took about a year for a full recovery, I know you didn't have surgery, but muscle skeleton injuries take a while to heal.

Take care.
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