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R11D40-43: Another Weekend Away Plus Back Stretches

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This travelling is getting tedious and honestly I am losing my enthusiasm for hotel beds and pools. This weekend we were out in Peterborough where the best hotel room in the whole town was only $129. On Friday I rested and coached 3 hours but on Saturday before we left I managed to squeeze in […]

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R11D8 – Rest, Credit and Critique

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It was a time constraint that forced me into taking my rest day, and as usual I was not happy about it. However, I am committed to rest and so I also made the quality decision to get to bed at 1030 in order to take full advantage of my resting. It also gave me […]

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Baby Steps Towards Consistency

Monday – 35lb ball clean and pullups x100 Tuesday – Deadlift, clean, front squat repeat 50x Wednesday – Deadlift, clean repeat 50x Shoulder seems a little better but not because of physio but rather last night I reached into the passenger foot well in the car to get something and I got a massive stretch […]

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Mud Hero 2013

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It was always my goal, right since I learned of my surgery in April to do the Mud Hero on August 24. I figured it would be a measure of my recovery and a test of my mettle. I didn’t realize how much of a challenge actually deciding to go would be since I had […]

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BSRD90 – Breaking The Silence

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I am not ashamed to say that my frustration and fears have prevented me from even venting here. There was a time not more than a few days ago when I was almost convinced I would be back under the knife in the every near future. However someone asked me whether I was getting better […]

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BSRD74 – Handling The Fear

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There is a saying that says that the light at the end of the tunnel is sometimes an oncoming train. I would like to add to that by saying that if you are way ahead of the curve, you are probably on the wrong side of the road and are about to get hit head […]

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BSRD63 – The Inevitable Setback Arrives

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Yesterday I was in the kitchen and stooped to pick something off the floor. The tightness I immediately felt vertically along my incision site alarmed me and inevitably angered me once again. I spoke of my anger and bitterness when this happened after my first surgery 10 years ago and it’s really no different this […]

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BSRD60 – Not So Triumphant Return

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So Monday was my first day back working from home for 3 hours per my Occupational Health schedule. Let me just say it was the toughest 3 hours of my life. There is a huge difference between checking the odd web page and some email and actually having to stick to the computer for 3 […]

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BSRD52 – Good Morning Agony

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My mornings this week have been absolute agony. Ever since I have started my physio exercises and started to do back load movements during my workouts my back muscles across the lower spine and middle back are so sore and stiff in the morning. On Saturday it took about 10 minutes just to get upright […]

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BSRD46 – Busy Week / Change Of Direction

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I am in limbo with my decision regarding how to approach my rehabilitation. I am at the point where I have stress tested myself with very light weights and very basic movements and as I move towards the inevitable return to work I need to make sure I am up to the task of sitting […]

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