While I may still not be able to walk without crutches, i’ve improved to being able to hobble for a short period each day without too much pain developing. It’s a start and gives me hope i’ll be getting back to normal soon.
Most of the swelling has gone now, just a nasty lump is left on the inside of the shin – presumably where the fracture site is. This is where the pain focus is when it nags back at me, but I can at least stand up without discomfort which is the main improvement. It means that, twice this week so far, i’ve been able to do weights and actually commence the fight back of my upper body strength following far too much running and weight loss. It feels great.
Juneathon is going to consist of much of this, along with sit ups, press ups and, hopefully if things continue as they are, plenty of rowing on the machine. Low impact and i’ll be able to vary the stress. I haven’t tried it yet but i’m hopeful.
Also hopeful that i’ll celebrate the last day of Juneathon with my first jog. Don’t know why i’m targetting this, but if I don’t have a goal I fear i’ll miss the summer season altogether. Time will tell.
Loads of Juneathoners this year…how did I get volunteered into judging? Crikey, it’ll need a spreadsheet and everything!