My knee is healing nicely! Each day the scab gets smaller and I have more range of motion. I’ve also been able to run pain-free!!
Each day I’ve added a little bit of mileage and intensity back. Recovering from the physical injury is rough, but there is a mental recovery that has to occur as well. Seeing progress each day in my running is a huge help, but the part that was a struggle lately was I had no race dreams. I couldn’t look forward to anything because I could only focus on what I can do at the day at hand. I wasn’t sure when I would be ready to race again so day dreaming about races while running was not possible for me…until today. 😀
Today I did 6 Miles General Aerobic followed by 2 Sets, 15 Reps, Push Ups.
I wanted to test out the bend in my knee and see how things were feeling. My knee felt great, but the biggest surprise was I started day dreaming about upcoming races! We have a 4 Mile race planned for Memorial Day and a very challenging 15K in June and I could picture myself racing again. Finally the mental part of running is recovering!
Here is how the week ended up:
M: 3.5 Miles Walk (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 42:33), Upper Body and Ab Strengthening
T: 2.5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 23:09, 9:16 Pace), Jump Rope 33 Minutes
W: 3 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 26:58, 9:00 Pace), Ab Strengthening, Jump Rope 34 Minutes
R: 4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 34:25, 8:37 Pace), Push Ups
F: 4.5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 37:17, 8:18 Pace)
Sa: 5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 39:52, 7:59 Pace)
Su: 6 Miles General Aerobic (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 45:25, 7:35 Pace), Push Ups
Total: 25 Miles!!!
So what’s up next is to continue to work with the range of motion my knee will allow, get out on the road again, and get back into my mileage as long as everything is feeling good.