I think we had a summer’s worth of rain in the last week! Sara and Nancy, I suspect you got even more than we did here in western Massachusetts. However, my cold cleared up early in the week so the only excuse I have for not exercising at this point is time.
My knee is certainly better than it was in August/early September but it’s not in as good shape as it was at this time last year (it’s really handy to be able to go back into the blog archives and see what I was doing for exercise last fall). Stairs are doable but my knee gets stiff and achy pretty quickly when I do a lot of stair climbing; I’m walking further than I was a few weeks ago but sticking to level routes and not walking quite as briskly as I usually do, etc. But the trend continues to be towards improvement, so that’s the good news.
sunday, 9/26–1.3 mi walk–took about 25 minutes
Monday 9/27–Full PT routine which consists of various leg lifts to work the quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors, glutes (30 of ea w/ ea leg), a few modified yoga poses, stretching (takes 20 – 25 min)
Tuesday 9/28–rain and sore knees–did quadriceps exercises, 10 min walk, 5 min on stationary bike
Wednesday 9/29–Sun! 25 min walk and full PT routine
Thursday 9/30–Rest day. Very stormy.
Friday 10/1–Rain let up in the late afternoon, 35 minutes walk, quadriceps exercises.
Saturday–1/2 hour lawnmowing, some other yardwork
Next week will be a challenge with several after-work events.