The past few months have been a whirlwind to say the least...
As I reach the end of my resting week after surgery and this whole journey begins to circle around, I feel inspired to share this story of pain, expectations, misinformation surrender and healing. This is how I live my practice when off the mat.
In late November, my family planned a trip to the island of Kaua'i to celebrate an early holiday. At the time, I was dedicated to a really awesome and safe 5-day workout plan and was trying to get one last, hard and quick workout in before being away from the gym for over a week.
This was after meeting with a client the morning with needs for shoulder work. It was shoulder day at the gym and dips (a pretty iffy exercise when done carelessly) were prescribed after a morning of deeeeeeep shoulder opening. A relatively 'short' 15 hours later, we arrived on the Garden Island.
While I could write for pages about out trip and the fun we had, I'd rather save your time and show it in photos at the bottom of this post.
Long story short, the second day we were there, my partner and I went for a long, beautiful run on Powerline Trail. This was a pretty mellow trail but definitely had me gasping for air by the end of it! But besides feeling like my lungs were about to collapse, I felt like my arm was going to fall off!!
During the rest of our trip, I noticed pain and a decreasing range of motion and decided to make a doctor appointment when I made it back to the mainland.