- Lose 5 lbs -- so far I lost 2lbs
- 30 miles - anyway I can get it (swim bike or run/walk) -- so far I'm at 11 miles (7 bike and 4 total walk/run)
- Get closer to my FFF plan -- yup I've posted it in the sidebar.
I still have not hired a new Physical Therapist - but I will soon. Although I'm feeling fine without one - but I know I need to overcome my superwoman tendency - and get with an expert.
I ran my first mile today since surgery. Today's plan was to work out at home because I had hair issues with my girl. She is a preteen and I styled her hair in what was clearly a "little girl" style. She made me promise to redo it this am before she went to school . So of course I needed to allow ample time for redos. So I planned to do a little bit of walking and possibly a few minutes of running, bounce on the mini trampoline and then strengthening and abs. I got on the treadmill - feeling great decided to just run for as long as I could. I ended up running for 16 minutes - which was about 1.4 miles. Still a pretty slow pace, but I am so happy to be running without pain.
While I was running pain free, I decided that perhaps I didn't need to go through with the surgery on the other knee right now. I'm feeling pretty good and like I should be ok with managing with anti inflammatory meds and Ice. I've experienced quite a bit of muscle atrophy and it will take a good 2-3 months to get back to where I was. I'm not sure I want to do it again so close to the last surgery. My first event is in May and I want to be ready. My quads were burning last week during spin and I had a tough time getting through the class on Friday. I have so much strength training to do , that I really need to make this a big focus for the next 8-10 weeks.
Part of my FFF plan is to do 40 things I've never done before . I'm so excited about this - although I've only come up with 20 things so far. To get to 40 , I need to average 2 things a month. I think I can do that. One of the first things I am going to try is acupuncture on my left knee. If that goes well, I may not need surgery at all.