A primal (paleo-ish/caveman) bent food blog for me to hoard recipes, share ideas, post articles, ramble about science and talk about eating. With the occasional fitness, health, and general hippiewellness post thrown in.
I am 14 weeks post surgical from ACL revision/reconstruction (revision for those following at home means I’ve had this surgery once before and they took out old hardware).
My flexibility and range of motion is great, the graft is strong/stable but my leg is weak. The double-whammy of a second injury on the same leg, combined with 5 weeks on crutches prior to the surgery (to allow time for the MCL tear and tibial fracture to heal) means muscle atrophy extravaganza.
I have one more PT appointment and then I need to stay on top of a ruthless one legged circuit to get my muscles back so I CAN OMG start running again. I’m not a ridiculous runner or anything, but man, the occasional 5k just makes me feel less like killing people. It’s easy and therapeutic and I’m slow as an 80 year man with rubber bands around his legs but still, I miss it.
Otherwise I’ve spent the last 48 hours shuffling around like a zombie due to:
1.) ridiculous muscle soreness. my butt hurt, my hamstrings ache and I’m walking like a cowboy. Hilarious.
2.) Being completely floored with exhausted because of an accursed headcold.