It’s been a good and painful week for me.
I seem to have finally stopped being insane, entirely. Calm has taken over completely.
I had my session with my PT yesterday, and it was pretty clear he had been spoken to by the manager. He tried so hard to talk to me, but I just was very non communicative. However. He did appear to actually observe me doing the things I do in PT. He made a few comments that I seemed stronger, and probably based on whatever conversation he and the manager had, we seem to be more closely following the protocol.
I graduated to Leg press on the machine…. and RUNNING, in the pool.
This time he did explain that I should use the shallow end, so that I get the “push off” from the bottom. The first day I did it, wow, it was harder than I thought on my hip! and my feet. So today I invested in those grippy “aqua Shoes” and it was much easier on my feet.
I don’t use a flotation belt because it’s silly to have one when you are standing in 3-4 ft water. So I just strap on my aqua shoes, and “run slowly” up and down the length of the pool. Believe it or not, it KILLS my hip from the mild impact. BUt it feels like running, and I love it. I’m trying to do a half an hour daily. Funny thing is that I am not sure if it is burning any calories, so I then have to swim for a half hour as well.
As far as the PT. Well we are just an odd match. It’s rare for me to feel totally uncomfortable with someone, but I do with him. At any rate, I feel as if I am back on track.
The pain that I feel is I would say 90-100% sore muscles, rather than that deep agonizing hip/groin pain I was having.
At this point, I feel pretty good. I actually still have a lot of pain, but it’s in the “right places” not the old place. I have about 20-22 days left with no work, so I plan to try to do 2 a day workouts (morning 1 hr in pool, afternoon bike and weights) to try to lose the post surgery weight (6 llbs! I have lost 2 of them so far, so 4 lbs) and try to get “buff”
Plus, After a long talk today, one of my dearest friends and I have decided we should enter the lottery for a race in Utah in March. We ran it in the past…and I loved it. If we get in it will be great, its a 50/50 proposition, but having a little wee run (Half Marathon) to look forward to is just lovely.
Edited to add, for an informative post on aquajogging, look here