Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rollin', rollin', rollin'...

So, we finally got a foam roller months after it was recommended by a fellow ACL blogger. And I love it!!

It was primarily bought for me but Mireille's also been using it to release tight muscles in her back. You may never need a professional massage again. (Slight exaggeration)

Ours is a Terra Fitness foam roller. Apparently, it's made from recycled stuff. Good for the knee and good for the earth. Way to go.

Go out and buy one. Now.

No, really. Now.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tee Time

What better time to start taking golf lessons than coming back from an injury?

Mireille had been a self-taught golfer for the past 4 - 5 years. Before starting again after ACL surgery recovery, she (finally) decided it was time to take lessons. Time to iron out the kinks that had been following her season after season.

These lessons are actually proving to be good for me. Who knew that right-handed golfers, who pivot on their left leg, can turn their left foot out to ease pressure on the knee. Well, Mireille didn't.

I guess it's only helpful if you've injured your left knee...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pure Laziness

I haven't written in forever and was hoping that I'd feel like it soon. I still don't feel like it.

I'll report on a few quick things:

1) All sensation is back -- no more numbness / dead zone below the kneecap. It took a year and 3 months to be normal again.

2) Still some bruisy-type pain in certain kneeling positions.

3) Feel 100% normal.

4) Strength and size is pretty much even.

Ok, there. That's it for now.