Thursday, June 7, 2012

Die, shoulder injury!

I know this blog is pretty fucking boring at the moment, since I am still injured and doesn't train at all. I'll still do a few posts for my own record, so I can keep track of my injury periods along the years.

I have been staying really strict with my disc injury rehab training, and I think it is starting to pay off. I am upping the intensity of the exercises and don't really feel any pain down my leg, so I guess that is a good sign.

My shoulder injury is still bugging me, and I was hoping for it to improve during this rest period rehabbing my back. Nothing has really happened, so today I got an ultrasound scan, revealing a "quite substantial inflammation", as the doctor said. No wonder, it has been hurting for ten months now (I wrote this post about taking care of my shoulder in FEBRUARY). Guess I'll remember to warm up before a hard surfing session next time. Anyways, I got a adrenal cortex hormone shot right into the shoulder, and that should hopefully fix it. It would be quite a luxury to be able to lift weights again soon, hasn't really been able to do it since before I left on my trip in February 2011 :(

Through out my career of training, many people have told me, that the injuries usually starts to show themselves when you pass 30. I turned 30 two months ago, and I actually haven't really trained since! I know injuries are a part of training for a living, but they never seem to be convenient, when they finally come around. 

It is really frustrating to just sit around on the mat everyday and watch the training without being able to join in. I have big plans of trying my luck against black belts in competition in the fall, and would like to start getting somehow in shape for that.

Good thing is, that I am spending every free minute of my day, doing the last editing on my book. It should be ready preeeetty soon :)