I caught up on sleep over the weekend. This is good thing, since I turn into a bear of very little patience when I don’t have enough. ;)
I also realized yesterday that I’ve gone days without taking ibuprofen for my leg. I passed “Not hurting all the time” a little over a week ago and now I’m at “not hurting unless I misstep / walk to fast”. This is also a good thing.
Finally, last night I was able to do 20 each of:
- Single-leg raises
- Seated leg extensions
- Outer-thigh side leg lifts
- Inner-thigh side leg lifts
…for both legs. Plus 15 elbow-to-knee raises on each side and some back extensions. Three weeks ago I had trouble doing any lifts with my left leg, so this is a goodness.
Today I walked a quarter-mile loop around the office park where I work. It was pain-free for the first 2/3rds of it — stepped wrong, it hurt, recovered, and continued back to my office and rewarded myself with diet Pepsi. :)
One thing I realized this fall: I thought that increasing my walking meant I could let the strength training slide. I was wrong. Looks like I need to figure out how to make exercise a habit, because I’m tired of re-injuring myself!
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