Archive for April, 2012

look at me!!

29Apr12

My failure to do squats on the Bosu at PT was so epic that my PT laughed openly. At me, not with me. It was a disaster. I held on to a pole and wobbled in terror. But yesterday, I showed that Bosu who’s boss. Not only did I do two sets of 30 squats, […]


Now that I’ve been given the PT’s blessing to do pretty much whatever, I’m thinking of taking up Dance Walking.  Or maybe I’ll just do another set of lunges.


A big day – I got the officially sanctioned okay to run, and did seven minutes on the treadmill. In a row! At a whopping 4.6 mph, which is slow, even by my standards. But it was running. Even though it was slow and relatively uncoordinated, it felt less lopsided than before the surgery – […]


1. Last night, I had the privilege of strolling through the vegetable gardens at Monticello, sipping champagne, while Alice Waters and her staff prepared a dinner that I ate on the west lawn, surrounded by fascinating people. Full enjoyment required walking uphill and downhill, over grass and gravel, wearing heels.  A month ago, I would […]


Pushing it

18Apr12

I’m reaching a whole new level in pt. Just a few weeks ago, I was breaking a sweat balancing on one leg. Today I stood on an overturned bosu ball and did more squats than I have done in my entire life up to this point. On one leg. If you’ve never stood on an […]


So back when my doctor only suspected a labral tear, he sent me for an x-ray, and lo and behold, at the entrance to the building is a small sculpture garden containing none other than a Beyonce the big metal chicken. My PT is in the same building. Don’t you want to go to PT […]