I can't wait to go to a dance class and have to take a break because I'm exhausted from lessened endurance rather than my knee hurting & swelling. I can get my endurance back. ....And I will.
I've got 2 months to kick-up my pre-hab work. I got on the hydro-treadmill this last week and actually ran, yes, I said ran. I was more amazed than anyone. I haven't run in years. I've not been a big supporter of underwater treadmills in the past but I must tell you, I completely changed my opinion. Now, I got on a newer high-end 1 and I believe that made a huge difference. I got my arms, legs, heartrate and lungs going. I took off the handrails and pumped my arms and after a little time, my biceps were screamin', along with my quads on the forward kick of the stride. The treadmill even has a jetstream available for more resistance. I'll be getting in there a lot more often throughout these 2 months (as well as after the procedure) to workout. Sure as heck beats that darn stationary bike I hate so much. I still say that if I'm not taken out for meal, there's absolutely no reason for my "cha-cha" to feel that badly. TMI!?!
Anyways, it's gonna be a tough road ahead and a bit of a challenge. No driving for 2-4 weeks, my sis G. said she'd trade vehicles w/me 'cuz I drive a stick and hers is an automatic, being home for at least 2 weeks, no going in water for 2-3 weeks, crutches, cane, physical therapy first at home then at the clinic, ugh! But, in time I'll be running (don't worry not for real) circles around everyone again. I'll be a basket-case from being locked in and bored but it'll be all worth it in the end.
I'm in the process of choreographing a bellydance for the May dance week recital. I have to get this going now since I'll be out 'til just before the time. It's the 10 year Anniversary of Dance Weeks at work so it's a biggie. It's gonna be a hoot, not the usual. I originally only wanted 3 people but it has morphed into 5. Yikes! Oh well, makes me glad that the ladies want to be in it. Already have the costumes decided on and they all seem to like them. So.....away we go. I figure we can skype if necessary although knowing me, they'll probably shut me off pretty quick. I can be a taskmaster.
The 3 ladies in my Bollywood piece in August also want to perform that 1 again too. That'll definitely be a skyping set of rehearsals. Again, they'll shut me off I think. Gotta love me though.
I'm also in the process of putting a presentation together on the Burdenko Sports and Water Therapies for a wellness symposium at Saddlebrooke. Should be fun, I hope! If it's a well received as my posture & balance 1 was at the Arthritis Foundation. I'm hoping to get more comfortable speaking in front of people. I know it sounds crazy that I'm not 'cuz of teaching dance & fitness all these years but I really don't like just talking. However, I was so surprised by having enjoyed that last 1. The people listening do make it.
I guess I'm afraid someone will ask a question I don't have an answer for. I've finally realized that's it's "OK," to not have all of the answers. But it's not "OK," to fake them. Admitting I don't know everything is fine (even though I act like it, I really don't). I've learned to just admit I don't know but that I will try to follow up and get the answer for them if I can.
Keep working & stay healthy everyone.