Just a quick update for those who’ve been asking. It’s been two and half months since the injury and I must say I’m feeling good, and that I’m a lot further along than I thought I’d be at this stage. In the past few days I’ve started some really light jogging and have increased the difficulty of the agility, strengthening, and mobility exercises that I do in my workouts. Each small victory is a step in the right direction. I’m also going to start doing some weight training again because I lost a lot of weight in the early weeks following the injury. I was already a skinny guy, so you know that wasn’t a good thing! Seriously though, it’s important for me to start getting back to my playing weight and conditioning.
I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July… I know I did. I was way out in Marysville at a bbq with a friend and his family, and then I went to see another friend in Bellevue where we caught the firework show. The team got a good point on the road – LA is a tough place to play. I didn’t watch the game so I can’t say which team played better etc, but anytime you can leave LA with something, that’s a positive. In the coming weeks I’ll be doing a lot of traveling as I take some time away to refocus before I begin phase 2 of my recovery. Phase 2 will be running, ball work, and eventually sprinting. I love traveling so these trips will be welcome respites from my daily rehab routine. To all the fans who have been sending me messages wishing me a speedy recovery, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart because it means a lot to me.
Lastly, you may or may not know that I love reading books and collecting quotes.. I saw a good one the other day that reminded me to remain positive, optimistic, and full of faith no matter how bad things look externally. Here it is “There are days so tough, you wish you had never gotten out of bed, until you run into someone who couldn’t”
Until next time, Steve Zakuani