Sunday, December 7, 2014

Blog Post #4

This week, I went running a few times. One of the days that I went running ended up turning into a 4 mile run, which made me proud of myself. But, this also resulted in some soreness! So, I had to take a few days off! Besides that difficulty, I'm finally seeing some progress in my agility and my knee's tolerance. Now that my running is improving, I want to focus on the next step. On Wednesday, I had an appointment with my surgeon. He said that my knee felt great and strong, which I'm happy about! But, I need to work on my quad a bit more, so this week I'll focus on doing exercises and streches that will strengthen it. He also said that I can start touching a soccer ball, just with no contact of other players. That made me really excited! Other than my exercises, I want to touch a ball this week. Maybe in my backyard or maybe I'll train with my old coach..I'm not sure yet, but I want to try some of my old moves and see how my knee can handle it! I know that it won't be normal at first, but I'm hoping to not get discouraged and to make myself realize that it will take some work to feel like my old self while playing. Also, after checking out the Nike running app, I downloaded it and I am planning on using it during future runs so that I can record my progress.