Monday, September 10, 2012

Small steps indeed

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.
- Old Chinese proverb

I'm not a patient person. I'm completely crap at waiting for just about anything. And when it comes to building up slowly towards something, I have a tendency to get over-enthusiastic and to think that more is better. Lucky for me, sometimes it is. Other times, not so much.

So when it comes to rehabilitating an injury, I have to seriously curb my natural instincts. I'm absolutely loathing doing sissy-weights, hate not being able to just do whatever the hell I want to at the gym and am sick to death of being hampered when I try to do "normal" stuff, like grab my coffee cup from an overhead cupboard, take off a cardigan without looking like a slightly mental Houdini trying to escape from a straitjacket, or scrub the shower. Well, maybe I'm not hating missing out on that last one quite so much.

Just over two weeks ago I had a shot of cortisone into my subacromial bursa - the technical description goes something like: a fluid-filled thingie under the bony sticky-outy bit of the shoulder. That was on the advice of both my GP and my physio, since I had basically gotten nowhere to date. Result? A significant reduction in pain, which means that now I can get on with some rehab exercises without having to stop because it feels like my arm is about to be ripped off.

So now I get to do fun stuff like this. Wall crawls are my favourite. O_o

Just call me the cardio queen. If you want me, I'll be over there on the treadmill, elliptical or spin bike. 



Magda said...

Waiting and patience don't figure high in my vocabulary either Kek. But sometimes there is no other way. Glad you're no longer battling a mental Houdini complex LOL.

Cherub said...

Your struggle (whatever typing error I made here auto corrected to stubble - lol) is too close to home for me. I am embracing Spin classes and light weights (well not really embracing the light weights, just doing it), but today I get to try a new class Kinesis - I can barely contain the excitement ;-)

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