This morning, at 9:08, I completed physical therapy.
I COMPLETED PHYSICAL THERAPY AND CAN USE ALL MY BODY PARTS AGAIN!
The other physical therapist was joking with me about how my sessions have been getting shorter and shorter as my exercises have been getting easier and easier. I’ve been working on push-ups, though I’m doing those sissy knee ones for now. I’ll get back to regular ones soon enough!
I also received a list of 8 exercises to maintain knee and shoulder strength. My physical therapist also reminded me that I have to take my fitness seriously from here on out. If I fail to keep my arm and leg strong, I’ll be right back in the place where I started out. That bruise on the underside of my kneecap will never go away, but if I can keep my kneecap from slipping off to the side, the bones won’t rub together, and I won’t have knee pain (at least until I get older and get arthritis). My AC joint will always be separated, but if I can keep the muscles in my shoulder, neck, and upper back strong, I won’t have that shoulder pain that used to make it hard to sleep or do anything physical with the left side of my body. I would say that’s some serious motivation to stay in shape.
SO, with that being said, I went for my first distance run in over a year on Wednesday. I ran 3.1 miles and BOY am I sore today! I also signed up for my first 5K! I’ll be running in the Bellingham Bay Marathon 5K. I wish I could fully convey how excited I am for this. Six months ago I was contemplating changing all of the fitness related goals on my 101 in 1001. I’m glad I didn’t, because now I have something to keep me motivated! I hope Spencer realizes we’ll be paying quite a bit in the future for race entries 😉