Unofficial RJ one-legged Olympics

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    Jan 14, 2008 9:07 PM GMT
    I had ankle surgery on Jan 7th. For the last week I've been challenged by my one-legged limitations. I'm getting an appreciation for my legs.

    If you didn't have enough reasons to be in shape... here's another one. If you loose the use of a leg ( three weeks before I can put pressure on it), you have enough strength in the other leg to still get around.

    Here are my one-legged Olympic events ( put a heavy boot on the foot you're not using to add to the challenge).

    Event #1: Pissing. Stand-up while pissing with no crutches - must maintain balance or it could get messy

    Event #2: Sitting. Without crutches, lower yourself to a sitting position, one booted leg cannot touch the floor. Butt must contact without flopping or without rolling onto your back. Trick is to lower all the way with control.

    Event #3: Obsticle Course. Crutches are used, but you have to maneuver through rooms and hallways littered with coats, laundry, shoes, vacuums, laundry baskets, dog leases, towels, etc...

    Event #4: Don't skip the beat! With a CD player rocking in a second floor bedroom - hop without crutches past the player without causing it to skip. I've got maybe a ten year old system that skips easily. The trick is landing on your toes and having calves that can absorb the shock of your full weight. You need to clear at least 24" horizontal and land cleanly.

    What can I say, I'm holed up at home without much to do...
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    Jan 15, 2008 12:06 AM GMT
    Before I started with my personal trainer 3 months ago, I couldnt do Event #1. Now I can stand on a Bosu ball on one leg for two minutes easily. ... icon_cool.gif

    I dont understand the description of Event #2 ... icon_confused.gif

    I would have trouble doing Event #3 because I keep my stuff picked up. ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Event #4 is not applicable cuz my floor is a concrete stab and doesnt bounce. ... icon_biggrin.gif

    Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!!! ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 17, 2008 5:58 AM GMT
    Event 2 (re-described) : With your right one foot out in front of you, lower yourself down as far as possible without letting the right foot touch the floor. Then ease back until your sitting without falling backward on your back. Its a bit of muscular control and balance.

    I keep things picked up as well, I just happen to live with some little people who don't.

    I'm scheduled for 8 weeks in a soft cast.

    Has anyone else had work done on your ankle? How long was your recovery?