Posts Tagged ‘surgery’

Happy New Year!


I know, it’s almost February. But the first anniversary of my labral repair is coming up next week! What a perfect time to reflect on auld acquaintance and new beginnings and whatnot. I began the year with my favorite race, the New Year’s Day 5k. I missed it last year due to The Bug. I […]

Playing Hooky


This strenuous rock scramble to the summit of Old Rag on a beautiful day was brought to you by my orthopedic surgeon, my physical therapist, and my own hard work.  The right side of my lower back is definitely still weak, and I need to keep working on it. My right side quads are now […]



Now that I’m done with the acute phase of my recovery, I’ve thought a lot about things I woulda coulda shoulda done differently. 1. Pre-op baseline PT. I did PT, but it was more than a year before my surgery. I wish that I’d done some pre-op PT prior to the surgery, to have good […]

It went better than I hoped! Because I signed up so late, my pre race freak out happened in the car on the way there when I realized I hadn’t brought my Garmin with me. I considered turning around to go get it, but didn’t want to chance being late. Naturally, I was way too […]

I’m now 3 months post op. The first month went so slowly and was a real downer, but I’ve been improving by leaps and bounds in recent weeks. I’m operating by the “stress it to heal it” mantra. Every gym visit includes a little running. I’m slow for many reasons: I’m retraining my gait to […]

look at me!!


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.