Sunday, December 13

Apparently

Someone thinks I have a lesson to learn repeatedly out of this injury. Thursday and Friday were good days but not great. Some lingering soreness in the arch of my foot was bothering me and I was wondering if I finally would stop progressing. Nope, not the case. Saturday I felt better from some rest and after baby doc stuff in the morning and a delicious breakfast at Root Down, Marni and I came back to the house. She napped and I did my PT and finally managed the elusive one legged calf raise! It has felt so funny not to be able to do that. Then on my bike ride I made it up one of my test piece hills in a great, normal time and even finally was able to ride over small obstacles and pop my rear wheel behind me accordingly. Sweet! I might be able to ride some singletrack soon.

I know I haven't talked much about the fertility stuff on here but I've really got my fingers crossed this month more than ever. Last month my numbers were down a lot from normal and the only explanation we could come up with was the injury. I was really hoping everything would be normal again this month and instead it was almost 4x higher than my best ever and off the charts good. Everything on Marni's end looks perfect too and I just can't believe it won't work this month.

All we want for Christmas...

7 comments:

Doug said...

When I was doing my PT a year ago, everyone kept telling me I would plateau at different times through the process. I did all my home exercises and worked very hard. It was very encouraging that I never did plateau, but steadily imporved every week for the 10 weeks I did PT. The issue I had was we had to back off every now and then because I would start to have flare-ups that felt like tendonitis.

Keep working at it, you'll get there.

Becky said...

we're keeping our fingers crossed too. it'd be such a nice christmas present

Vito said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Marni. I know your ankle will continue to heal and prayer that you and Marni will get the gift you so want and deserve.

Fonk said...

Your body's probably just finally able to dedicate some testosterone to sperm production now that it doesn't have do dedicate it all to muscle recovery due to your superhuman endurance training. Endurance sports can suck that way... :) Good luck! Hopefully you guys get that very Merry Christmas!

-R

Chris said...

Thanks everyone.

FYI...the riding and endurance stuff has never affected my counts, just the ankle injury. I've always tested "normal" or better except for last month. So all you riders, don't let you wives give you too hard of a time ;)

Marni said...

I hear it is not so much the wife, but more the wife's mother :) Haha. Way to, for lack of a better phrase, rise to the occasion! :D

Cellarrat said...

fingers are crossed for your spawning process ;)

slow and steady chris!