Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Tomorrow I have my next physiotherapy appointment - I think she is going to be suitably impressed. each time I go I am prescribed a new challenge and each time I achieve this with flying colours. They are challenges because at the appointment I initially struggle to done repetition, and by the time I return after hard work and dedication I can perform 3 sets of 20 reps.

Since my last appointment I needed to walk up the steep hill in the picture below and back down with an even pace - ACHIEVED! I also had a new step exercise also ACHIEVED!

On thursday I am going to attend my first ever Pilates class (approved last time), but today I prescribed my own exercise by attending the following class........

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A description about the class can be found HERE

I felt like I did quite well and whats more i have some small goals to work towards in that class over the next few weeks / months. I did surprise myself in performing planks on my toes!

I'm looking forward to seeing what the next fortnights challenges are!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I'm back

Hi all,

WOW - so long between posts. Im going to try hard to get back to regular blogging again....... I know I know i have said that before, but I am feeling a little more organised these days and lets give it a go!

I am now four and half months post operation from my big knee op - what a journey it has been! I can definitely see light at the end of the tunnel. I now have a much brighter green light to get back to some more training. Today I walked up the tank hill here at home in Wickham and took a few minutes to enjoy this view before I walked back down. This felt like a huge achievement considering 2 months ago walking alone was difficult let alone walking up a steep hill ad back down agin.

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As well as hill walking I am able to do narrow and wide stage body weight squats, dynamic forward and revere lunges, and many varied step exercises (some of these prescribed exercises are harder than others)!!! I am well ahead of schedule in the rehab department and i think this has come about because of my determined attitude. I am VERY determined to be able to run again - the surgeon okayed this as long as it didn't hurt - the hardest thing is to evenly distribute the weight through my two feet and to stay light on my feet - unfortunately i can't do either just yet! It's an important goal for me right now.

Thats enough about knee rehab............

We have just come home from 8 beautiful days in Broome ( 800km drive up the road)
My two beautiful little boys are growing up way too quickly!
The eldest of my two fur babies is turning 12 tomorrow
The weather is stating to cool down so it s getting easier for lots of plays at the park and afternoon walks
I have been doing lots of volunteer work at Mr 7 school this year
A bit like Kerryn, I am going to start some yoga / pilates - I will keep you posted!!!!

I'm going to wind it up there - I don't want to bombard you with a mile long post for my first post back!