Paramore, After Laughter

Paramore, After Laughter

Picture this: the 2005 Van’s Warped Tour. Me, nearing the end of my college tenure and on the prowl for cute girls and good music. The theme at the time was something along the lines of simply, “have fun.”

I couldn’t wait to listen to bands like

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Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Month 4

Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Month 4

Four months have passed since my ACLR surgery, and as expected, things still move slowly! I’m able to get around mostly normal at this point, save for moments when the knee feels weak—off days, long efforts, etc.

I’ve finished the cycling program and will be moving back to the road for…

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Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Month 3

Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Month 3

Three months in and I’m feeling better than I have since the injury itself back in March. While the graft is technically at it’s weakest point, I’m feeling much better. And, I now understand how some start to lay off PT and/or rush back into sport too quickly.

Things change…

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Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 8

Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 8

A big milestone came this week! Two months. Feels pretty good to be here and I’m thankful for feeling generally better all around at this point in the recovery process.

As I’ve mentioned before, not a lot changes quickly at this point. Daily routines have settled into (new) PT exercises…

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ACL Rehab Cycling Program

ACL Rehab Cycling Program

It’s been said time and time again that cycling is one of the best physical therapies one can do after undergoing ACL reconstruction surgery. So why not have a program that sets goals and facilitates incremental wins?

Thankfully for me—despite this decidedly uncool situation—cycling was already a large part of…

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Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 6

Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 6

Weeks 4-6 didn’t come with big changes as the earlier weeks did, which is why I’m starting to space updates out by two weeks. Over the last couple weeks, stiffness/swelling has come down a bit and walking is starting to feel more natural.

In my case I’ve noticed that the…

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Days Away, Mapping An Invisible World

Days Away, Mapping An Invisible World

Do you ever find yourself reminiscing about where you’ve been? Maybe it’s a quiet afternoon and you put on music. Perhaps you have a few days to yourself and end up in a classic Internet rabbit hole. Often times those rabbit holes lead to the same places, for me at…

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Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 4

Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 4

It’s been one month since the surgery! If you are also at this point, doesn’t it feel good? Light years away from that first week, huh? I’m even able to confidently take a shower now…

If you listened to the Week 3 podcast, the start of this week began…

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Torn ACL Recovery – Guide to Supplements

Torn ACL Recovery – Guide to Supplements

After receiving the news that I tore my ACL and a full reconstruction was ahead, I started diving into supplements and recovery assistance. What supplements help in recovering from ACL surgery?

Being an athlete all my life—basketball, crossfit, cycling—I’ve always relied on supplementation of some kind, but never for surgery…

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Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 3

Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 3

The third week felt much like the second week, but at the same time new things started happening. My flexion was getting a lot better (I pushed the PT exercises) and I began walking with one crutch, albeit rather pathetically at first! But it’s a step forward and by the…

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