Tuesday, 17 November 2009

No Looking Back

The only thing worse than having to do physio exercises is not being able to do them…

The current thinking is that the running, MTB and physio exercises have been a bit too much and I need a rest.

Looking back over my ever expanding ‘shoulder pain log’ in an attempt to understand the current trend, I noticed that the pain never went away. I thought I had a good period where I was able to climb with little pain. The best that I ever got was a 2-3 (on a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 being the worst) interspersed with periods of severe pain… so much for finding comfort from the past.

I don’t mind climbing with pain – I would rather climb and be in pain than not climb. It’s more the dull aching / throbbing feeling that I get afterwards just sitting on the couch that bothers me.

I miss climbing. I miss not being in pain.

I still don’t feel up for a challenge.


Minister of the Masochistic Truth said...

Give it time. I am the world's worst couch potato and most miserable sick or injured person. It kills me when I can't be active. However, we must accept that injuries come with being active, just like illness, age and death are all part of this amazing package called life. Use the down time to develop another aspect of your being (perhaps delve into yoga to increase flexibility and relax a wee bit). Stay positive, and it will come back. You've got the fire and passion, so, when you are 100%, the ecstasy you experience returning to the rock will exceed the deep passion that you had before, and make it all the more amazing!

Minister of the Masochistic Truth said...

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010! Hope that you are on the mend!

Jenn said...

Cheers and same to you.

It's been a bit up and down - but hopefully it will start to level out soon.

Minister of the Masochistic Truth said...

Here's hoping for the level - life is so short, and it simply sucks when you're laid-up from the things that you like to do.

Been a rather maudlin Xmas here as my Mother-in-law has a stroke on the 18th. I'm driving my wife to the airport in an hour or so as she's flying back to England to spend some time with her.

Live each day to its fullest and best wishes to you in 2010.



Jenn said...

So sorry to hear! I hope that she makes out OK.

Here's to hoping that 2010 is better than 2009!

Minister of the Masochistic Truth said...

Best wishes to you :)

Maya Alexander said...

Its better to not climb again and i hope you will be fine now.
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Ella Green said...

It needs alot of stamina. Do not fear from trying.

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