One of those days. The new brace is doing it's job and pushing the valgus knee inward but it's also putting things in positions they haven't been in in years, if ever and my ankle and soleus ain't liking it. So I went braceless today and went back to the rolling, stretching routine I've been doing for the last year + that let me walk so well up to now :)
It will take some time to adjust to all these changes but today was just tough.Still not sure if the pain I knew is better or worse than the pain I don't know. To wear the brace or not to wear the brace, that is the question.
Well let the surgeon I see tomorrow decide. First consult to see who get to surgerize my left knee and give me the bionic replacement :) But today was no brace at work or the workout although I almost didn't make it through the session. Left ankle would just not cooperate for the first 40 minutes or so, then it settled down and things felt normal again. Well, my old normal weird.
What can I say?
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 3/3
x 5/5 x 3 rounds
the presses were better than easy but I had no base. My ankle/knee wouldn't settle down for most of the work and it was just not comfortable. Good news was that the shoulder was fine and the presses were nothing. Wanted to do some heavy cleans after, which will be the new second lift but today was not the dya to start it.
16 kg x 5/5
20 kg x 5/5
Everything felt easy and hard at the same time. Hard to stabilize and find my glutes,which were not at home at all in this, but the weight felt like nothing. Just get through this one.
40 kg x 20 x 3 sets
just dead now. Knee ok, hoping this would push re boot, and it did to a large extent but just beat now.
live to fight another day. Can't wait to see the Doc tomorrow. I don't think I've ever thought or said that in my entire life. But it's true now.