Posted by: pursuingsub17 | February 25, 2009

Injured shoulder

Well, what a lovely way to start things. Yesteray I slipped off a step that was covered in ice and snow and to protect my head, I flung my left arm out behind me and somehow injured my shoulder. It isn’t broken and I didn’t dislocate it but I did overstretch or pull the muscles in my shoulder down my tricep. Today, I can move it but it’s pretty stiff.

I’m already two weeks into my training for my first real triathlon race. It isn’t until the first week of June so I should be okay but this still sucks. I was going to do some lane swimming for the first time since September and couldn’t go last night. I was invited to Master’s Swim today but there is no way. I’ll be lucky if I can get a work out in even on the eliptical trainer – maybe if I just keep my left hand on the stationary bar to keep my shoulder from moving?  Ah, but that’s my obsession with over doing it. One of my little demons (I better get that page going soon – oops – procrastination). If it gets any worse though, I’ll have to go to the doctor on Friday – thank God I get that day off.

But I won’t look at this as a negative – I have to realize that it could have been worse. This could have happened a few weeks before the race or I could have hit my head on the step and had a worse injury. The shoulder will heal. It took one for the team.

So tonight I’ll go home and baby the shoulder and try to fight boredom by reading a good book.

Wish me luck on the speedy healing.


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