I did feel a slight ache in the right shoulder then a “catch” toward the end (after stopping). No, I don’t want to go back, but I will adjust what I am doing. I do feel a forward pull in my shoulders; time to bring back rows in one form or another (make them back friendly?) and chest stretches.
And maybe, gradually reintroduce back stroke.
Sleepy…a bit high after a night of Chiefs baseball (10-1 loss..4 errors).
Swim: 1800 yards:
5 x 50 free, 50 side
10 x 25 drill, 25 swim (lots of forward kicking)
10 x 50 on the 1:10. Mostly 50-51 though the last one was 49
50 back, 50 breast
100 of 25 dolphin kick, 25 breast
LOT of slow paced PT; did everything plus
Walk. 2.02 in 30:10 (14:57 pace). Note: I felt it at 1.65 or so; I have a conditioning problem. My abs tire and I slump forward and I end up losing spinal support.
Baseball last weekend I got to see 2 of Bradley’s games against Indiana State: a 12 inning loss then a nice win. The win had the following happen: in the bottom of the 7’th with ISU up 2-1, 2 out, BU had a runner on second. ISU intentionally walks the BU batter and the next player up hits a home run! Great win to get the series win.
Chiefs: oh boy..this was a 10-1 loss. First 2 runs were NOT the fault of the starter; 2 out, runner on second, sharp ground ball to the short stop who decided to play games with the runner instead of going for the all but certain force at 1’st..bad throw..runners advance to 2’nd and third, then the next batter hits a single to drive in two.
Short stop made THREE errors…but is on the team due to a .378 batting average and a ton of RBIs. The kid can hit. Maybe a future DH?
I am trying not to be a drama queen, and trying not to live in the wreckage of the future, but it looks as if my sports era will come to an end very soon.
No, I am not going to sell my equipment; I plan on using it as long as it benefits my health and doesn’t harm it. And I will probably have to order a new set of bands as I broke my second one today. And I’ll be looking for new goggles and swim suits as swimming seems to be doing ok.
BUT: so much of my life, I wanted to either run faster, run longer, lift heavier, do more reps, etc. But now I need to focus on what is good for my health, and that means being risk adverse in my training and *always* leaving something in the tank.
I get my MRI tomorrow AND see my primary care doctor for my prostate and hopefully, finally some answers. What lies in store I do not know.
My guess: a benign enlarged prostate (which might contribute to the “swollen” feeling I sometimes get in my left pelvic/glute area) and some sort of bulging disk impinging on a nerve affecting my left side. (L-5?)
But it could be anything from piriformis/gluteus medius strain/tear, to broken pieces of disk, to prostate cancer, spinal tumor, etc.
The physical therapist says it isn’t spinal stenosis as my McKenzie press ups are way too high.
My symptoms: left leg, tingles down the side, full feeling when I do something like banded walks, some discomfort upon standing still for too long and walking: onset of glute pain after 15-20 minutes if I am stretched and warmed up, 5-10 minutes if I am not. Tingles in the left lower leg/foot at night if I don’t stretch first..knees bent is more comfortable.