Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Just about done with hamstring treatments

I saw the PT yesterday - the person who approves of my active lifestyle. He spent a solid 45 minutes doing ultrasound, massage, and stretching for both hamstrings and the piriformis on both sides. He noticed yesterday that my right (non-injured) hamstring is tighter than the left right now. We guessed that there are two reasons for that. First of all, we've been working hard on the left leg to restore flexibility. Secondly, I'm probably still favoring things a bit, so my right leg is probably working harder than the left, leaving it more fatigued and tighter overall.

I see the other therapist tomorrow morning and the chiropractor on Friday, and at that point in time, the treatments for the hamstring will be done. I still have work to do on my own, and I'm looking forward to resuming lower body lifting after WS to strengthen that muscle group. But, for now, the hamstring is at least 90% healed and if I avoid stupid stuff like sprinting, I don't think it will cause me any severe problems at Western States.

I was hoping to climb Camel's Hump tonight, the peak that is depicted on the Vermont state quarter. It's the only one of Vermont's highest peaks without a ski area on the peak itself or within half a mile or so. Plus, the summit is completely above treeline and offers beautiful views in every direction.

But, it's raining like crazy right now and we might get thunderstorms this afternoon. I may end up doing an indoor workout today, which doesn't thrill me at all. But, one way or another, I'll do something after work.

Eighteen days...

1 comment:

David Ray said...

Good plan. Avoid the stupid stuff. :)