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. 


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2 comments:

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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