Thursday, June 26, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - Day 15

I'm really excited today. I have a physio friend of mine coming over to help me understand physiologically what heavy metal I have inside me and how it affects movement and mobility now and heading into the future.

We will also talk about my return to upper body conditioning. I'll be working with Theraband to start with...(flexible rehab bands with differing strengths) in order to build up to using actual steel.

I'm able to start doing actual gym workouts for lower body so I'll be heading into the gym next week.

I believe that getting into the gym for lower body will help me rehab my upper body because of the neurological stimulation to the upper body.

Obviously this will be an advantage in prepping my upper body for actual weight training.

In the meantime I continue my walking program and will do my 4+km fartlek (speedplay) today.

WOW, I'm real excited about the future and each day is a big adventure for me.

I'm grabbing my 2nd chance, (although my friends tell me I must be on about life 16 by now, yes, yes.. I've been the adventurous type throughout my life and I don't understand sitting still...this has resulted in a few closecalls but nothing like what I've just been through.) with both hands and running with it as fast as I can.

Ummm....is there another way?

Life is a fantastic exciting, wonderful adventure.....IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

Go find something.....well, go on.

7 comments:

Marbella said...

Hello Dougal. Reading your post today makes me want to hug you and tell you that thank God you have a good head and have it on straight. You have your sights set for UP and is such a blessing to see that you are doing so well, are so happy, are so going to be alright. What more could we ask for you...that you have a purpose and the will to reach out. Have a good day. I feel better about today myself now knowing that in Dougal´s world things are good.
Lynda

dougal said...

My faithful friend. You are so cool and leave such uplifting comments. You are a real blessing to me and I thank you for coming to visit every day. I feel better for knowing you.

Meredith said...

Dougal so glad to hear that you are able to progress onto gym workouts...unbelievable...you are making such BIG strides towardes healing and growth! We're rooting for you. I know it mustn't be easy, but you have true grit.

dougal said...

Hi Meredith, thank you for the really kind words, I'm pretty stoked...I'm not sure that a couple sets of a few leg exercises actually constitutes a gym workout but that's what I'm calling it.

Shari Kraft said...

Grab that second chance and RUN, RUN,RUN! But make sure you don't trip!

Mike Groom said...

Mate, must be fantastice at the prospect of getting back in the gym. I'm really glad you are progressing so well.

dougal said...

Shari, I trip all the time...but I make sure I get up, quickly.

Mike, can't wait big fella.