Let It Go…


Great movie, great song.  Not really the subject of this post. Went to see Rockett today and got a diagnosis on my shoulder. Turns out I have frozen shoulder.  Not the best diagnosis, but certainly not the worst. Likely from a combination of my injury to my shoulder, past trauma to my shoulder…and surprisingly diabetes.  (Which I have type 2).  They are unclear as to the exact reason why diabetes can be a risk factor, but about 20% of diabetics get frozen shoulder, compared to 5% of non-diabetics.  So between the two – yay!  I was destined.  Recovery definitely on the horizon (it’s not a condition that lasts forever) but it could take months, if not a year.  I finally have a diagnosis – so I guess it’s time to move forward and just let all the worrying and conjecturing go.  It is what it is, and I just have to make a plan to get better and not become a lazy bum.

Having said that, while I am being really good about my nutrition, I am very temporarily drowning my sorrows by eating a small bag of my favorite chips. #worthit

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Not much more to type about this now, plus my right arm is KILLING me because of the cortisone shot I had injected into my shoulder earlier today.  Stay tuned, readers.




I wrote an email to John yesterday and I think I said that I’m frustrated twice in the same sentence.  Better call the Whambulance because there is going to be a fair amount of complaining and whining in this post.


My shoulder is bugging me a lot.  I don’t know why.  I’m going back to the doctor on March 7th and hoping for more clarity.  Went to Craic with a plan yesterday to do the pull-up work (ring rows, of course), Then, while everyone was doing air dyne sprints, I was going to do 10 minutes of rowing and then 10 minutes of mobility.  After that, the workout with the group, but instead of kettle bell swings, I was going to do weighted step-ups.  Started the row and hip tightened up.  Then my neck tightened up.  Rowed for five minutes and went straight to mobility.  Frustrated.  Then, because my hip was tight and I knew we had a big leg workout tomorrow, I opted to do external rotations (graduated to 7.5 #s – yay!) and bicep curls (graduated to 15 #s – also yay!) instead.

Fast forward to bed time.  Couldn’t find a comfortable position.  Would move, tweak my shoulder, and lay there for a couple of minutes for the pain to dissipate.  Went on like this all night.  Hardly slept – so there was no way I was going to get up this morning at 6:00AM and workout.

Tomorrow, start a week of traveling a bunch (NYC, Los Angeles) – will talk to John about it – but travel is hard on the hip and shoulders – so that will be an interesting week.

When I’m in LA, I’m going to see my friend, interestingly, her last name is Funk.  See, it’s interesting, because I feel like that’s where I am right now.  In a funk.  Get it?  But seriously, her last name is Funk.

On a bright note – I am staying on my nutrition goals and inbox zero is still going strong.


Monday Mess

I was doing pass throughs to warm up my shoulder and Jarrod told me to look in the mirror while I did them (yo, stop freaking out peeps, it was the Craic bathroom mirror – there are no mirrors in our gym!) And my right shoulder wasn’t activating at all. It was like a dead shoulder.  It was also two inches lower than my other shoulder.  No back squat position for me today.  Back to the regular Monday scheduling.  Front squats (for me) and ring rows.  Nice to be back in the 630AM class with Dizzle and the crew.  Got to workout with one of my night-class pals, Michelle.

At one point, Jarrod said “You’re a mess” as my shoulder differential is pretty noticeable and I protect it in just about anything I’m doing.  “I’m doing the best I can.” was all I could say.  And he said “That’s all you can do.”  #coolstorybro

Plan was to go to 165 today, but I think I was a little over eager to go at that weight.  I got to 145 in the 2nd round and felt a small tweak on my right side.  I decided to knock down weight to 125 for the next round and do more reps (8 vs 6). Did ring rows and bicep curls, negative on the way down with 10#.

Was a sloppy workout for me.  Head wasn’t in it today.  My shoulder seems to have gotten a ton worse and I don’t know why.

Since this was a Debby Downer of an update, I leave you with this awesome before/after/progress shot of Callahan.  I mean, seriously.  AB-licious. #hardwork





Row and Burpees

No Bread Challenge – Day 36

I knew looking at today’s workout that it looked simple enough on paper, but was not going to be in actuality.  It was 4 RFT 250m row, 10 burpees.  Pure metcon workout and it kicked my ass.  Holy shit.  Not to mention that I did that workout yesterday with the med ball front squats.  My quads were KILLING me and are still sore as I type this.  The row was making them burn and then you would get off the rower and that jump up from the squatting position just killed you.  I did my mod wod of modified burpees and did the row as per usual.  Today’s WoD hurt me real good.  Definitely need to work on my metcon A LOT more. Final score: 9:19

Went and got my MRA earlier today.  Wasn’t half bad, I didn’t even panic as they eased me into the scanning chamber this time.  I barely felt the injection (although when the pain stuff wears off, I might be singing a different tune…)  Only hiccup was that on the last scan I had to go pee really badly and the last one was really, really palpable and it made me have to go pee more.  I finally had to hit the panic button because I was pretty sure I was going to pee my pants.  They let me out and I went and did my thing and went back in for the last scan.  Ugh.  Oh well.  If I end up having the surgery, I’m pretty sure my cats are planning my demise when I’m weak and can’t protect myself.  Here’s some proof of their plotting.

Tonight I’m off to see Wreck it Ralph with Susie Diesel and Johnny D’s…KIDS.  Niko doesn’t want to see it with me and I need an excuse to go see it (and not see it alone) so I’m borrowing their kids to be my excuse.  It’s a win-win 🙂