Well that was a week, that’s for sure!! I struggled, I moaned and I rested. And you know what, I do feel better for it. So it was worth the agony of resting.
So the week started with a renewed rigor of wanting to workout, and do some physio. But remembering to not over do it. However, it didn’t go exactly to plan as we decided to use this rare sunny day to have a nature walk instead.
Which honestly worked the glues on the right side immensely!! Still ZERO feeling on the left side. The uneven terrain helped to build up my leg stability, and pushed the ankles to work harder, as well as the knees too.
From this walk I did feel some groin pain in the right, my thigh on the right side. Left side the knee was angry. But maybe I need this more? As it challenges the lower body more. I had to use a stick in places too. And really remember to point my foot forwards on the left side, (it has a habit of going sideways when I’m tired)
Following this, obviously I couldn’t go hardcore the next day. So I opted for very gentle physio.
- Ball squeeze ankles 20reps
- Ball squeeze knees 20reps
- Ball between knees hip bridges 20reps
- Hip flexion (no weights) 20reps
- Hip abduction (no weights) 20reps
- Hip extension forwards (no weights) 20reps
- Hip extension backwards (no weights) 20reps
- Heel to butt 20reps
- Mini squat 20 reps
Nice and slow, with no added weights on the ankles, and using no resistance bands. I’m eager to move but not adding extra stress to the joint either.
This resonates with me so much. As it’s not an easy fix.
Wednesday (when I’m posting this post) I did the same routine as Tuesday, and so far it’s going well, not too stressful and certainly not making things too painful either.
Thursday is the day off any physio, as it’s Chester Uni visit day, to finalise paperwork for my daughter’s course, and sneak a peek at the accommodation as well. It’s starting to feel very very real now.
Friday it is our daughters birthday so another rest day. And of course I will be eating cake too.