Here is a general summary -
August: The first week of August I got roped into the Corporate Games 5K for work. The grass was significantly harder for me to run on than the road because of the uneven terrain and my weakness with lifting my leg.
|Corporate Games 5K|
- Psoas inhibition
- Psoas activate then heel slide
- Step downs (2x more on right side)
- Lateral step up/step down
- Clam shells
- Hip abduction (while laying and side step monster walks)
- Hip adduction
- Glute activations
The second week of August, I started having a lot of upper abdominal cramping when running. It would slowly build until it was a very painful cramp and would remain until I finished running. I was told that this is common for people whose psoas muscle is not functioning, so there was still a lot of work to do there.
September: Over Labor Day weekend, some friends and I went to Silverton, CO for fun in the San Juans Mountains. I was able to do some long hikes and felt great. I even went on a 9 mile (hard) trail run up at Molas Pass!
|Hiking Highland Mary Lakes Loop|
I think this graph of my weekly running mileage pretty much sums up the level of activity I was able to handle since surgery on May 8th.