Anyone that knows me, knows I don't sit still very well. My mood is directly related to my activity level. When I sit around grumpy Jenna makes her debut, after an endorphin rich workout I am as happy as can be. As the weeks passed my knee continued to progress. Workouts now consist of 60 min on the elliptical and 15 min on the bike, deadlifts (the only hamstring exercise that doesn't create the sharp pain), 90deg squats, mini single leg squats, mini lunges onto a bosu, and other balance work. I now actually begin to sweat while working out!!!
After chatting with a friend about my frustration with my lack of activity he convinced me to take up white water kayaking (a huge improvement over the arm bike at the gym!). Kayaking has proved to be vital through all of this. I've formed new friendships and strengthened others. It has given me an outlet for my energy and frustration. My advice for anyone going through an injury is try to be creative and find something that you can invest your energy into. We aren't meant to sit still inside. Get outside and see what there is to be seen.