Over the course of my nursing career I have come in contact with patients that for one reason or another have hand contracture. This is where the muscles/tendons/ligaments shorten making it difficult and painful to fully extend the affected part of the body.
This past week I got in touch with my PT, Jacqui, and took a break from two cardio sessions to rest my left knee. I also attempted to slack off on lifting, and failed.
Almost exactly one year ago to the day, I was training for the Segahunda Marathon at Letchworth State Park. My training schedule was not as refined as it is now. I worked, I came home, and no matter what time it was I headed over to the local track to get my miles in. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the foresight to predict complications that come with running in the same direction around a track over and over.
People routinely ask me what the best, latest, newest, most effectively easy hack is for their fitness.
No one ever says “let’s totally let ourselves go…” Yet how often do we do something about it?!
This journey is dedicated to one of the most fantastic guys I have met, Jim “Doc” Seward. My sophomore year of college he did the Body-for-LIFE Challenge and completely transformed not only his body, but his whole vibe changed.
Four weeks and five PT sessions later, my therapist Jacqui and I agree I can start lifting some free weights and exercising on my own.
For some ridiculous reasons, we have this notion that the body is fragile and needs to be protected. Our bodies are actually very robust and can take a lot of abuse.