So by now if you're still reading, you may be wondering where I'm going with this. In all facets of life, I've been encountering some difficulties lately and it's what prompted this entry.Well, if I'm being honest not all areas of life, but at least the ones I've been hoping to make the biggest strides in. I've talked on the podcast and in previous entries about my injury which has slowed my progress in terms of fitness. And I have to admit at times it gets frustrating, in fact more than that, I can't help but to get pretty upset about it. But I've talked about how trying new things has kept things fresh for me, and has allowed me to find other avenues to stay the course despite having certain limitations. Some of the things I've done to keep up have been discussed in the first few episodes of the podcast, but I'll discuss some more in the upcoming episode and future entries..
In fact it has payed off, I recently saw an orthopedic surgeon to follow up on my Type 1 SLAP tear (See image below), and though I was prepared to hear not so good news, I was cleared to start pushing in my training and that surgery may not be in fact required for my type of injury. It was also good to hear I've made pretty good improvements without surgery, as much as some make with it. This was very vindicating, as I chose to believe that if I kept working I could get better. I can' lie though at times I was convinced I'd need to go under the knife, but I had mentally prepared myself to do what was necessary both before and after to bounce back.
|Image Courtesy of Wikipedia|