Monday, February 25, 2013

Update on My Injury

Well my injury happened 13 days ago.  I kept hoping that it would be better by now but it isn't.  I went to my follow up doctor's appointment on Wednesday and the doctor decided that instead of just having an LCL sprain I have an LCL and MCL sprain.  He said that it will likely take 3-4 weeks to heal if nothing is tore. 

He suggested an MRI which I had following the appointment, unfortunately I still don't have the results.  I have an appointment this Wednesday to determine if I have any tears.  Let's keep your fingers crossed that I don't!  

The doctor also told me to continue to wear my brace and that I could use the elliptical while wearing the brace and it should be no problem.  I gave myself a break until Saturday.  I figured the more rest the better.  Sadly, Saturday's elliptical workout was a total disaster.  I went for 15 minutes and could really feel it in my knee so I stopped and then I tried to do 30 Day Shred and didn't make it through the warm up.  Let's just say I was highly disappointed.  I miss working out.  Luckily, my cousin suggested swimming to help maintain my cardio.  

I went shopping Saturday and found a one piece swimsuit.  I picked up the Speedo Women's Solid Ultraback Conservative Swimsuit from Academy Sports and am really excited to try it out.

I had planned on trying it out yesterday but my knee still felt really sore.  So I will be hitting the pool Tuesday evening when I would typically be doing my speed work.  I also plan on doing a little arm and ab work on the days I don't swim and hopefully that will be enough fitness.

I haven't swam laps in a really long time so if anyone has beginner suggestions I would love to hear them!

I will let you know how the swim goes.  I don't think I will look like this but I can hope.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear it isn't getting much better! I haven't swam laps in forever either! I would love to though... I LOVE LOVE LOVE swimming!