Friday, February 10, 2012

Great News!

Yesterday was such a good day!
I've been trying to go to the gym a lot because my doctor told me to really work on building up my quad muscles because that will help with my knee.
The stronger it is, the less likely I'll have to get surgery.

So yesterday, I headed to the gym after lacrosse.
And let me tell you. It's been hard.
It's hard to get up at 6:30, go to school, then to lacrosse, then the gym. 
I don't get home until 7.

But I've been going and riding the bike.
Yesterday, I decided I was going to jog a lap on the track and see how it felt.
I did it with my brace on.
I did one lap, felt pretty good.
Did another. Still feeling good.

I ended up running three miles yesterday!
It was so exciting. 
I started crying after I did one lap I was so excited.
I do not enjoy running, but I always feel the best after a run.
I can't find that same feeling with any other type of exercise and I've missed it. 

My knee was great. I had to be really conscious of each step I took.
I didn't want to jerk one way or the other cause I knew that would hurt it.
But paying attention and running cautiously was great.
I'm starting to feel so much better and that there might be a light at the end of this long injury tunnel.

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