Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The light at the end of the tunnel...

...may not be an oncoming train after all.

I hit an important milestone with respect to the ruptured distal biceps tendon: I completed three curl "super sets" (30 repetitions each) using a ten pound dumbbell. My "super set" is 10 reps each of curls with the palms up, palms down and palms facing inward. Such a workout impacts the biceps and all the forearm muscles. This was my third such workout in the rehab process, but the first one completed within 48 hours of the previous workout -- and with no injury pain. This week, and another week or two at this weight, I can then move up to 15 pounds for a couple of weeks. After that, I will not just be doing rehab work on my arm, but can start a full workout regiment.  This will be my last post on this matter, as this milestone restores me to 90% of normal activities.

Grateful for a good doctor, grateful for your prayers, most grateful for my Great Physician Who is overseeing everything.

My hamstring issue is nearing resolution.  There are times when I have no pain at all, but then again, I am not loading it with running at this point.  Tomorrow is evaluation day at physical therapy, so I will post more after that session.