ACL Surgery Recovery

Post-ACL Surgery Yoga Flow

It's been about 2.5 years since my ACL Surgery... Since then, I've fully recovered, trained to become a yoga teacher, and have been instructing for the past 1.5 years. During this time, I have learned a LOT about the anatomy of the body (actually, just the body in...

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ACL Post-Surgery: 2 Years

It has been 2 years since my surgery - 2 YEARS! Time has certainty flown by, and my life has changed dramatically since the day I was wheeled out of surgery (in a good way!). Recovery has pushed me down a path of becoming a certified yoga teacher, maintaining a...

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Weekend Update, Impromptu Travel & 5K Recap

Sooooo where to begin? Things have been absolutely crazy the last month, and I have barely been able to keep up! A few things: New job - yep, after 2 (LONG) years of working in ecommerce, I quit my job. New job = a new chapter in my life, advance in my career, and...

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ACL Post-Surgery: 1.5 Years

It has been 1.5 years since my knee surgery last February, and I wanted to give an update on how my knee is feeling! Running: I have taken a mini hiatus from running due to picking up teaching yoga, working 50-70 hours/week at my full time job, as well as trying to...

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ACL Surgery Post-Op – 1 year: Runners Knee follow up

In my last 1-year post-op follow up, I mentioned I was having knee pain. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with Patellofemoral pain syndrome, or Runners Knee. This normally happens when there is an imbalance or weakness in your leg muscles, which can cause inflammation...

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ACL Post-Surgery 1 year!

1 YEAR!! 1 YEAR!! Today marks exactly one year since my knee surgery! Below is a summary of what's been going on, the good, the bad, and concerns I have going forward 1 Year Post-Op Summary Running about 2-3x a week on the treadmill - 2-7 miles each time **My knee...

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ACL Post-Surgery 10 Months

10 Months Post-Op Summary (11/13/2014) Running about 2x a week on the treadmill Circuit/tabata workouts 1-2 times a week - with HIIT - sprints on the treadmill, ab work, etc heated workout classes Yoga 1-3 times a week. Classes but also practicing at home Trying to...

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ACL Post-Surgery 9 Months

9 Months Post-Op Summary (10/16/2014) Running 2-10 miles a week Circuit/tabata workouts 1-2 times a week - with HIIT - sprints on the treadmill, ab work, etc Workout classes like barre and heated workout classes Yoga 1-3 times a week. Classes but also practicing at...

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ACL Post-Surgery 8 Months

Not much to report - i would say my knee feels about the same as month 7. However, I have been feeling stronger in my workouts, pushing myself to do sprints on the treadmill or run over 6 miles at a time. I am not sure how I expected my knee to feel at 8 months...

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ACL Post-Surgery 7 Months

7 Months! This is a huge milestone for anyone who has undergone ACL surgery: No more visits to my surgeon, no more physical therapy & release to sports. That's right - No more Physical Therapy!! I could have stopped a month ago, but I felt like I needed a few more...

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ACL Post-Surgery 6 1/2 Months

Hi! I saw my surgeon yesterday, and it was my final check up!! I won't have to go back and see him! Everything looked great, except for a few minor things I asked him about (see in summary below), which he said was nothing to worry about. He encouraged me to get a...

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