I’m now in week 14 of my recovery from quadriceps tendon repair surgery. I have made considerable progress since then: I can walk, pedal my exercise bike (with both legs), and (sort of) do my Tae Kwon Do forms. Oddly enough, I have started feeling a bit worse about my situation. I suspect it is because now I can do most normal things once again, it makes it even clearer what I cannot do. I still cannot run, I still have problems with stairs, and I’m fairly slow getting around.
In a few weeks I’ll be able to start a pool running program. That is, I’ll be able to put on the Aqua Jogger and run in place in the pool. I haven’t tried this before, but people say that it is excellent exercise…and painfully boring. After that, I should be able to start running again-although it will be on flat ground and very slowly. I’m looking forward to returning to racing-although I’m sure I’ll be wicked slow at the start. Fortunately, I started out as a really slow runner-so this will be a return to familiar territory. Having been there before, I know I can work my way back to speed again. Or so I hope.