I am now a month out of ACL surgery and I’m finding things to be extremely repetitive. The boredom that accompanies my daily routine is increasingly severe. Each day I wake up and start my day with rehabilitation. At this point in the process, I am stuck in the strengthening phase and am extremely limited in my workouts. Every morning consists of leg press, leg raises, hamstring curls, step ups, calf raises and a bike session. It’s amazing how much we take for granted when we are able bodied and healthy. I should have learned to appreciate the little things the first two-times around, but I guess it’s better late than never. You better believe I won’t be making the same mistake again.
I long for the day I can begin jogging and expanding my daily routine. Isn’t it funny how you can come to love something you just a few months ago hated with a passion. I have never in my life cared for jogging. Running I was ok with. Sprints, agility, field work, etc. were all exercises I truly enjoyed, but jogging…No thank you. It’s just so boring and seems to take forever. I would always complain, “why move slow and put off finishing something when you could sprint and complete the task in a much shorter time.” I assume that’s just my impatience shining so beautifully through my venting.
Thankfully I should be cleared to jog in just a few short weeks. While this isn’t too long off, my patience is sure to be tested and my sanity definitely strained. Until then, I plan to keep on giving it my all in things I can do. After all it could be worse and I feel like a snob for even complaining in the first place. In times like these I need to look up at the motto of my webpage to remind me who I’m doing it for.
Soli Deo Gloria
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