Thursday, July 5, 2012
Hi, healers! I've finally graduated from PT, so now I am doing it all on my own. I've broken the routine up into two seperate days (core, then legs, then repeat) so that I am less drained and flared (the leg strengthening tends to flare me for the day). But the truly exciting news is that I am now pool running again!!!! Today, I even did some speed intervals. I spent about three months pool running while I was rehabbing a running injury down at UMiami, which was actually the beginning stages of RSD/CRPS, and I came out of the pool with greater fitness than when I went in running high mileage on roads and trails. It's an incredible workout, but best of all, I am starting to feel more like myself again. No matter how much I accepted a life of little mobility so that I could make the most out of my situation, I knew my goal was to gain my fitness back again someday. I'm on the road to recovery.
Today, I am picking up the textbook for the college course I am teaching come September so that I can start my power points. I'm excited! Otherwise, I'm still doing the job search thing for what I went to grad school for without much luck. It's been slow going, but I'm not the only one experiencing this is this area. Keeping the faith and focusing night and day on my health and pushing my limits/recovering from pushing my limits while I have the opportunity.