A few days into 2011, as we all think about how to better ourselves this year, I wanted to reflect back to where things were last year.
Post from December 31, 2009:
Happy 2010 everyone! Since 2009 brought me a new knee, I resolve to get it into tip-top shape in the new year. That said, here are my 2010 Knee Year’s Resolutions. And, please, feel free to add yours, too!
1. Get in shape to hit the slopes in the coming months–Tahoe and a TBD Colorado destination
2. Work on plyometrics/my jumping
3. Continue to build up stamina to run a 12K in May. (I did my first 5-minute jog last week–woo hoo! Yes Knee Can jog again!)
4. Try my best to do PT EVERY DAY! (This will be the hardest one of all!)
5. And finally, for the enjoyment of all of us, I plan to compile the unofficial running list of professional atheletes who have torn their ACLs. It’s an exclusive club and the price is steep, as we know, but we should keep track of our members. You heard it here first!
So how did I do? Maybe not so well, but I never gave up. I didn’t end up skiing in Tahoe, I missed the deadline for the 12K in May, I forgot about #5 and, let’s be honest, I didn’t quite make it around to doing PT every day. I’m only human. But since Father Time is granting us all a fresh slate with 2011, I’m going to get my redemption this year. Even though the knee is good as new, I still see it as a daily reminder to never stop moving.
Knee Year’s Resolutions 2011
1. SKI!! End of January. Vail. No excuses.
2. Plyometrics: Get back on the Bosu a few times a week.
3. Run a 12K in May. I signed up yesterday for Bay to Breakers in San Francisco! I’ve never been an endurance runner, so the world’s craziest run is more my pace.
4. At the very least, even on bad days, do clam shells, squats and hamstring bridges EVERY DAY!
I’m going to try to be four for four this year. Now it’s your turn. Whether you are a new tear or a healed ligament, let’s hear what’s in store for you this year.