Saturday, May 10, 2008

2 month update on the knee

Its been a while since I gave an update on the ole knee. Things are going well, the knee feels great all in all. I have very minimal swelling and very little pain if any. The main thing that has really improved is my confidence. I've ran for short distances now and it feels pretty good, just a little lagging on the extension. I have also started to do the StairMaster and the Eliptical, feels great. The PT has me doing some agility stuff to help the reflexes and confidence.

I even got out to wade fish this week. While over at a fire conference near Butte earlier in the week, we had a few hours to kill. A buddy and I drove down to Warm Springs Wildlife Refuge
Although we didn't exactly slay the fish, it was great to get out. I wore my knee brace and was super careful on the mossy rocks. The water really does run pretty warm there (thus the name) so its pretty slick wading. But the flows are pretty small so its not too pushy. Neither of us brought in a fish, I hooked one on a San Juan Worm but couldn't bring him in. There are some great stretches of water there, it just gets a lot of fishing pressure so they're pretty smart.
I've kept a lot of the bike riding I've been doing. More than anything, it is just a way to keep myself motivated. That way I can tell if I have been slacking by looking at the sheet. All in all since Feb 5th - May 10th I have riden 615 miles.
Here's the basic breakdown of my lifting at the gym. All sets of 3 x 10 unless otherwise specified:

Leg press: 180lbs
One leg down: 100
Leg pulleys (curl, straight back, side adduction): 30lbs
Squat: 155lbs
Hamstring curl (one legger): 45lbs
Medicine ball throw: 14 lbs 3 x 20 reps

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