We all know this is important: taking care of our body. But how many of us actually do it?
Yesterday, I saw my chiropractor. I love my chiropractor. Ever since Bruck my arms have been whacked. Sore. Wrist hurts. Bruised. You name it.
My chiropractor fixed my wrist. It feels SO much better now. The pain is gone and the range of motion is back.
Last week, I got a massage. It felt SO good. Again, range of motion returned. Knots disappeared. I felt so much better.
Nutrition. Lately, I’ve been eating pretty crappy. So much ice cream and chocolate in the house it’s hard to resist. I tightened this up last week as well. Again, I feel SO much better.
Sleep. I’ve been trying to sleep more. Going all day on 5 hours of sleep is exhausting. My body cries!
Taking care of your body involves effort, time, and attention. But it’s worth it especially as you age. It’s necessary if you want to continue doing the things you like to do.
You are given one body. Appreciate it. Care for it. Love it. Be grateful for it.
Without it, you’d be….
I had a massage this past week.
I needed it. BAD. My glutes were all tight and locked up, and it was affecting my mobility.
As I was lying on the table, clenching my teeth, cussing in my brain because the pain is intense, the thought always arises, Why am I doing this?
This thought was replaced by how I take care of all parts of my bodies. You have to in order to be effective at CrossFit and continue to do it. At least at my age you do.
I get massages (muscles). I now see a chiropractor (bones). And a muscle activation specialist (tendons and ligaments).
I’m seeing someone for everything. Except the brain… A psychiatrist.
Um….I’m not there yet…
But maybe I should be??
I can’t clean or front squat for 10-14 days or any other movement that extends my hand backwards.
Luckily, we’ve seen all of those in the Open so I should be good.
Needless to say, I won’t be practicing anything all week. My goal will be to rest my hand as much as possible.
When I return, I have to work on my clean form especially at heavy weight. Gaps in training learned the hard way!
Add to this I have scar tissue built up around the sheath that protects the tendon in my right hand (the same one I sprained) that is causing swelling in my fingers. This is probably from tearing while doing CrossFit because I’ve had no other hand injuries to cause this.
So I saw a chiropractor yesterday as well to help break that down. If the scar tissue doesn’t go away on its own, it would have to be surgically removed! Yuck!