So, an update is long overdue, but I was waiting to have a big one – and this is it!
Last week, I met with my surgeon’s office (his PA) and received word that I’m ready to return to running J. Equally as good, my fears about long term problems have been dissipated…I was actually told, I’m paraphrasing here, that my hips are “young.”
This week, my physical therapist also released me to return to running! I am amazed by the progress over the last 12 weeks that my physical therapist has guided me through – I could not be more grateful.
Hold on for the best part…
YESTERDAY WAS MY FIRST RUN IN OVER 5 MONTHS! To say it felt awesome is an understatement. After a good warm-up I began my run workout – (5 min walk/1 min run) x 3. This 18 min workout with 3 total minutes of running was an outdoor celebration for me. To be honest, it was not easy, but the stuff that is good for you never is. Today, I feel like yesterday’s run was a marathon training long run. No complaints, it feels darn good to run again.
I also decided that yesterday was a good time to establish a Physical Standards Test (PST) benchmark. The results are what they are, a starting point.
- 1-mile run: 14:53 (the first mile of my walk/run workout)
- Push-ups: 55 in 2:00
- Sit-ups: 39 in 2:00 (my affected hip’s hip flexor was not real sure about this activity :))
- Air-squat: 44 in 2:00 (still controlled with a base to manage/limit depth)
- Pull-ups: 9 (dead hang in the rain)