a telling sweat-angel


I tweaked my back today.

On my 5th set of ten deadlifts I felt a pull…so, I dropped the bar 2/3 of the way through the round.  (Maybe I should have pushed through…?!)   I went on to complete the last of the kettlebell swings in some pain, then I fell to my back on the floor in the obligatory “thank-goodness-its-over-I-think-I-might-blackout” position.

I kept thinking:  Crap!  What am I going to do now if I can’t workout!!?  I love this stuff, this is what I do!  I need it!!  I muddled there for a minute.  Then, a thought gripped me– I would feel horrible if it all ended just like that, with some flukey injury.  Am I this dependent on my circumstances?  Ouch.

This barbell has demanded a lot of time, blood, sweat & tears.  And it’s been an awesome journey.  It matters; but, nothing should unravel me if it all came to a screeching halt.  I have been given great health and capacity and opportunity.  But I need to see it that way, and then move on.

When I got off the floor of the garage, I left behind a rather timely image:

Awesome.  So, during the pity party, I was actually wearing the T-shirt that should give me accurate perspective on all this!  A lot of people would love to be where I am right now, sore back or not.  Any workout may be my last; moreover, any workout is a good one.

Enjoy YOUR journey,

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