September 18, 2013 10:10 am

Louellen Coker

Day 260, September 17, 2013: Cleared to add some laps to the mix…progress!

Louellen Coker's Photo of the Day Project 2013
Cleared to add some laps to the mix…progress!!

Hurrah! At least I think, hurrah!

No, seriously, I did reach a milestone today in my latest journey on the recovery train. I got to get back in the pool. And I couldn’t be happier!

It’s been 3 1/2 weeks since my hip surgery and, thanks to my allergy to bandage adhesive, my steri-strips were gone and my fabulous physical therapist, Jake Spivey  gave me clearance to add swimming into my repertoire. In addition to my 20 minutes 2x/day and strength and mobility exercises 3x/day, I get to add pool time and elliptical time to my recovery efforts.

This wasn’t my longest swim ever, and I alternated 100 easy swim (freestyle) and 100 easy pull, but I was delighted to be in the pool. I even got a little bit of practice swimming among others as I shared the lane with 6 slower swimmers and a dad trying to teach a little one to swim. I’m sure that will come in handy when I’m able to race in my next triathlon. 😉

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