I'm still rehabbing my broken knee, but I was able to get in the pool and do a couple hundred yards this weekend. I haven't had any physical exercise beyond the crutches for over 2 months now.
Breaking your knee cap is no bueno. I highly recommend avoiding that experience at all costs.
The one good thing about it is that it gives you intant feedback when you are kicking from the knee instead of from the hips. I had to end up using a pull bouy.
The good news is that my new swim coach said that my swim stroke actually looks good, and she thinks my issues are actually just a matter of getting in enough yards to build the endurance. The plan is to work me up to 15,000 yards a week.
I just volunteered at the local 140.6 and decided that I would be doing that event next year provided I can run. I really wanted to do one of the Ironman branded events, but with travel and extra costs of doing one of their events, that just isn't in the cards right now.
Right now my leg still doesn't want to bend very well. I don't think I could actually get on the bike and turn the cranks, but I'm able to go periods of time without the brace and I am hobbling around without the crutches as much as possible. I'm trying to work on getting some of the flexibility back.
Anyhow I hope everyone is doing well. I know I haven't posted much lately, but being hurt, unmotivated and not having any focus has been a bit of a downer. Having a plan is certainly helping.
I have enjoyed reading everyone's race reports and exercise adventures. Keep up the great work.
The first time you do something - It's going to be a personal record!