Sunday, March 27, 2011

I need WHAT?

“Somebody ought to tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.” — Michael Landon

My "living life to the fullest", came to an abrupt halt when my Doctor told me that I would need surgery on my shoulder. I heard what he said, but I had a hard time really believing him. I have races to run, places to go, and adventures to unfold. Crap, I have Mt. Blanc to run in August! But the reality is that I have a serious tear of my subscapularis tendon and it needs to be repaired. You may recall that I fell the day before I left for Costa Rica. I thought I had broken my arm but then realized that my shoulder was jacked up. I've waited for two months hoping that it would heal.... but to no avail. So, I go under the knife on April 18th for an arthroscopic repair that is going to leave me "resting" for quite awhile. I am bummed. But we all know that shit happens and sometimes there is not a thing we can do about it. When you play hard, things are bound to happen. And happen they did. So enough whining for now. I am not sick nor am I dying so I need to get on with my bad self. But first.......anyone have any suggestions about what I might do to keep in shape while I am in a sling for 6 weeks and unable to run? Anyone, anyone?

Hopefully, the weather will start turning warm and dry before too long. I am so ready for the warmth of the sun on my face. Don't put off living your life!!


Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

sorry Kelly! I was so looking forward to your Mt. Blanc adventure.

when i had my bicep rupture repaired, my Ortho limited me from anything that caused me to swing my arms. there really was nothing i could do. there was a point he finally let me do some limited treadmill walking and even stationary bike. I don't remember how far into rehab that was. 2 months maybe? I don't remember exactly.

olga said...

Oh, bummer! Hope you recover and train in time for MTB!!!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I was going to suggest a stationary bike or typical strength training.

Jen said...

Ask Tom. Or Joe Magruder. They both had shoulder surgeries and are back running. Good luck to you. Our bodies want to heal. Prayers your way xoxo

Doone said...

I think you might be able to use one of the reclining bike machines as your back and shoulders are pretty still????