But in regards to my recovery from the Housman, I spent the first week barely able to hobble around, with a sprained ligament in my right knee making a limp quite obvious. Virtually no suprise was that I spent most of that time as horizontal as possible, icing my legs and eating
The second week, if I stayed on my feet more than a few minutes, my feet and legs would quickly start to ache mightily, and I would have to sit down for a while. I wondered how long this would last, but I was seeing steady improvements in my knee joint and my limp was getting less. I may have attempted to lift weights that week, but I sure didn't do any cardio. In fact, I felt so lazy at that point I didn't even want to exercise, and wondered if my motivation would come back again.
By the third week, I was relieved to feel a lot better, the limp was gone, the aches were gone, but still couldn't run more than a few steps without feeling tension still behind my knee. Luckily the steady progress gave me hope, and I started biking, kayaking, walking, climbing, and lifting weights again, with no issues.
Now I am ready to go running again, finally, it's amazing to feel healthy and I thank God my injury was minor. Motivation has returned as well, and the other day on an absurdly warm day in England, I went out for a 66 mile bike ride and then a 3 hour paddle on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in my new (used) kayak. It's been a long time since I've been able to disappear out onto the fells, so I am looking forward to enjoying the warm summer weather and getting back into some long runs!