Training and other painful stuff
When you spend the majority of your life in front of a computer screen and attached to a mobile phone, exercise becomes a fantastic and necessary escape.
Alongside a fairly long list of business endeavours, I’ve racked up an impressive number of sporting activities - running, swimming, kickboxing, boxing, Latin American, Salsa dancing, Yoga, Calisthenics, Hiit Training and mountain biking.
This year those activities took a backseat. Injuries this year include two torn ankle ligaments, shoulder dislocation, torn shoulder ligaments and a fractured humerus. It’s been a smashing year injury wise.
After a shoulder operation I spent 7 weeks in a sling, 6 weeks in physiotherapy and another 8 weeks with a biokineticist.
No longer a 1000 reps per session kind of girl, I thought I’d document my journey back to fitness. It feels like a faroff state of being. I thought writing about my exercise habits could help me practice both writing and training, as these two aspects of my life are in a similar state of mayhem.
I still have to work out exactly how I’m going to tackle training now that I’m done with the biokineticist. The session will have to include rehabilitation exercises for my shoulder as well as proprioceptive training, which includes balance, coordination and agility. I’m terribly unstable after the ankle injury and I have to work on strengthening muscles around my shoulders again. Cardio is also sorely lacking.
So if you are just getting back to training, perhaps suffered some similar fate, or you’re starting to train for the first time, you might find these posts useful.
Follow along, or point and laugh as I battle my way through it. I’m sure it will include much to laugh about.
Till next time!
But I keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music
In my mind
Saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”
Tell your stories, you own everything you experience.
I don’t really believe having money is why I can waste time. I actually believe that being on Twitter isn’t wasting my time. If I’m responding, inflaming, provoking, offending, defending… then, I’m thinking. That’s always a good thing
Will blog here soon! Promise :-)
Working on a new book, will blog here eventually. In the mean time follow my tweets and chat to me on Twitter.