Ugh day...but, my arms are back to happy..
I got some post-PT swimming in (about 20min and got kicked out of the pool for a class). I had a bit more energy than the last few times in the pool and definitely took the swimming up a notch (as I might not have if I hadn't written it as a goal!)
Went home and rode my bike trainer for 45min...
After, of course, PlantFusion and Silk
I didn't up my water intake though...I need to find my camelback. I think it would help with such an endeavor.
PT listed below.
in pool, "normal walk" laps in deeper/pain-free water. ~20min; didn't count laps.
wide high-knee marching (20 in pool)
narrow high-knee marching (20 in pool)
side steps (20 each way in pool)
backward walk (20 in pool)
out of pool:
gastroc stretch, soleus stretch
straight leg heel/toe rock (20 each foot in front)
split leg heel/toe rock (20) --focused on more weight on bad foot
draw alphabet (2x)
foot pointing with band/leg straight (20)
foot pointing with band/leg bent (20)
foot flex with band (20)
foot inversion with band (20)
slide foot forward, side, back (20 each)
toe scrunches (20)
balance on one foot (holding on to things) (~20sec each side)
As per the PT person I saw today, I need to focus on massage/desensitization - no amount of band repetitions are going to get me walking as long as my nerves are up in arms..So, if needed, I may be easing off a bit on the movements in exchange for time spent on desensitization.
She also said that mixing up exercise is lovely (e.g. p90x2) but unlike a lot people who need to be kicked in the butt to keep going when in pain, i need to watch the opposite spectrum and not overdo things...So, maybe in a few weeks?