So, tonight, out of nowhere, I decided to start lifting weights again. I haven't done any real exercise for eight days since I re-injured my knee badly. It's summer, & already a week has been robbed by my new weakness. My left leg was once the most strongest, coordinated, and depended upon part of me...now I can't even lift 90lbs with it on a leg press individually or easily. I'm only 17, after summer I'll be in my senior yr. I've so far had to give up soccer, rugby, sprinting, & all other sports. Biking & swimming are the only things I'm permitted to do & I can't even pedal with left leg cause it doesn't bend that much. Probably need an ACL or meniscus or both repaired. When can I return to the sports I love most? Maybe never. This is my second time hurting it. I know it'll be a two month recovery to even feel fully stable, but this injury has made me tougher somehow. Somehow I'm stronger. Maybe it's my mind & will power that improved. It just took me a week to get the hang of walking again, now nothing is going to hold me back from what I can do. Burning pain in my arms from lifting will never stop me again. I will become more fit. Right now, tonight, tomorrow. EVERYDAY.