Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Two weeks today since my accident.

First up i wanted to clarify to my fellow bloggers that i don't have a stress fracture.It's an ordinary run of the mill fall over and axe yourself type fracture!
I am glad of that because stress fractures sound like hell.

I saw a friend yesterday who heads up the emergency department at the local hospital and he said i should be able to do some faster walking soon...yay!A few weeks after that (week 5ish) maybe some light jogging.I am playing it by ear though and scared to do anything foolish lest it refracture.

I have cycled twice this week a twenty minute hilly cruise around a bit of sweating and before that a long flat 17.61km ride in 57 minutes Average 18.5kph.This was my third longest ride ever after sixfoot track.It was cool to get out on the bike but not the same as running by any means.I experimented with cadence because i know practically nothing as a cyclist.Counted out how many revs per minute i was doing it was about 60 at best this is equivalent to 120 steps in running....180 steps or 90revs per minute is the recommended speed for peddling and running.It is hard work for me getting it this fast on a bike.

I am also going to a swimming stroke correction class tonight apparently it is taught by an accomplished runner :-) who finished sixfoot track the other week.

In other good news i got a call to say i was successful in my job application/interview (and medical!!!!) for a new position!
They want me to start ASAP ie. next Tuesday! My manager doesn't want to let me go for a month so I am wrangling with my team leader and him to make it happen otherwise i might miss this opportunity.

Plenty more but thats all i have time for ATM.
Cheers R2B

13 comments:

Lulu said...

Hi again R2B, I've sent the water running programme to the hotmail address in your profile. Hope it finds you OK.

2P said...

Congrats on the new job - glad to hear the recovery is coming along too.

Hilda said...

Is good you can cycle, much better than being completely stopped!

Congratulations in your new position!

Thanks for your comments in my blog. I liked how you ask exactly why I stretch, I do it because I thought it prevented injuries, but it still makes me feel better.

D said...

Thanks for visiting! Injuries are frustrating - but your attitude is great about it. Nice news on the job - congrats.

robtherunner said...

Congratulations on your new position. I am waiting for an interview right now to get into a masters program in education. I figured reading about running would distract me from being nervous about it.

Spark Driver said...

Take it easy on that foot. You wouldn't want to push it too fast.

Ewen said...

I'm glad it's just a 'normal' fracture R2B. Stressies often take longer to get over.

Water running definitely a goer - have seen it help quite a few with comebacks. Also, not bad for normal cross-training!

Steve said...

Congrats on your new job......

Susan said...

Comgrats on the new job - glad it's not a fracture!

Tesso said...

Its good to hear you have such a positive attitude toward recovering from this. I'll have to try it myself :-)

But all this swimming and cycling .... you could turn into a triathlete if you aren't careful!

Susan said...

San Antionio is beautiful - do you like hot & deserty places?

Luckylegs said...

R2B, sorry to read of your "ordinary" fracture! But pleased about your new job...hope the 'old' place let you go without too much fuss! I've used deep water running quite a bit over the years & always enjoyed it, though others seem to find it boring; I used find that having some sort of program to follow - intervals etc.- kept boredom away. I hope you recover quickly but don't go out too early or too hard! Very best of luck!

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