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Getting Anxious

May 7, 2011

It has been almost 8 weeks since the accident that dislocated my right shoulder. It’s been a little over 2 weeks since I launched the new website. Time flies. It seems like yesterday I was laying on the couch watching movies on netflix with my arm in a sling. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to do the things I loved ever again. The body is a resilient thing though, especially when you follow the Paleo Diet and and live like a Caveman!

I’m happy to report that I can do push ups and pull ups, cut down trees, work on the house, run , and you guessed it, ride a bike. Now just because I can do these things doesn’t mean I am, at least not in any intensity that leads me to believe I might pop my humerus back out of the shoulder joint. Riding my commuter around town doesn’t hurt at all so at least I can get places without having to drive. Driving sucks.

I have hopped on some fat tires to take the dog for a run in some neighborhood parks and trails.It feels alright as long as I take it easy. Big bumps and roots hurt. My desire to be racing again by the fall shouldn’t be a problem. While I never enjoy injury, I do enjoy bouncing back from it and coming back a little stronger. I long to be doing classic greenbelt rides so badly, but they will have to wait and I have full confidence I could sustain a fall without re-injury.

I start rehab this week and hopefully the doc can help break up all that scar tissue and restore my range of motion. Currently, any motion with my arm raised above my shoulder is painful or just not possible. Swimming might be something I won’t make a full comeback at, but I’m not going to say never!

I’ve been thinking a little bit about what to do with this blog. Now that the other heavy duty Paleo site is up, I won’t be posting anymore articles about the Caveman diet, workouts, or lifestyle on this blog. Those will all be on the new site. I will, however, continue to post race reports and personal insights that I feel worthy of sharing. I might even revamp this blog so that I own it and wordpress doesn’t. This will give me some flexibility that the free wordpress platform doesn’t (plus my own domain name!) No hurry though. If that day comes I will certainly announce it on this site.

Hope everyone is enjoying this lovely spring weather. Summer is right around the corner!

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