28 September 2007

1 step forward, 2 steps back....

Well, for the past few weeks I've been seeing the chiro and things are going well. I have actually spent the last week pain free and I haven't done that in a very long time.

I got my orthotics on Tuesday and they are wonderful. What a huge difference they make. I even get to go for a run this weekend - woo hooo!!! But yesterday at the chiro's I mention that my shoulder has been bothering me. He looks at it and it turns out one of my rotator cuff muscles is damaged. He started the ART on it to try and fix it.

If you've never had ART you can't imagine what it's like. He finds the head (read sorest spot) of the muscle, applies a deep pressure as he rubs the length of the muscle while you are moving it. Yes, it feels as horrible as it sounds. But it works. That breaks up all the scar tissue from damage that occurred and it gets better. Right now my shoulder is sore but I'm not in the screaming agony I was yesterday morning. I just hope it heals fast.

Now the dilemma. Sunday is the Century Ride. I was only going to do 25 miles but because of my back, leg, hip, etc, I haven't been riding. Now with the shoulder, I tried a short ride this morning and my hand goes numb almost immediately. I know I don't have to do the Century Ride but it's one of those things I've wanted to do for years and now to not be able to do it...... I don't know what I'm going to do. I do know I'm going to packet pick up tomorrow morning because you get a free jersey. Hey, the ride comes right by my house, maybe I'll just join it here and go for a while then turn back........ That may work, rather then pushing it over the mountains there in the beginning. Hmmmm..........

Well, that's all for now. I'm working on a new blog. It's going to be purely political. I've gotten so frustrated with politics in general I need a place to vent. It's got a really cool name and later this weekend when I get it up I'll provide a link.

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