Monday, October 27, 2008

The road less travelled

7.00am, client hasn't arrived. I have 45 minutes to kill....mmm, what should I do. I know I'll hit the weights. Just having that thought was a thrill for me since my infection hasn't allowed me to pick up the iron for some time.

Jumped onto the stationary bike for 5 minutes and felt the familiar rush of blood into my legs. It was all I could do to stop myself from making that 2 minutes and rushing over to the leg extention machine. Patience prevailed. I did a mental tune up of that intricate and highly complex machine called....my body. How did my muscles feel whilst turning the pedals, any aches and pains. How was my head? how did my neck feel? Did some mobility exercises moving my head from side to side and up and down...which for me is about 2 mm each way...in other words pretty much nothing. A major spinal fusion with titanium rods and screws from C1 to C4 doesn't really leave you much room to move.

I felt 'fabulous'. Everything seemed to be working OK with minor creaks here and there.

Onto the leg ext machine for a light set. Superslow, 1 set. Climbed off feeling my quads had been in some action and moved over to ........my 'QUAD BLASTER'. One set again concentrating on form and my quads were blasted. I mean one set.

I worked through my program from Carlos slowly but surely and finished feeling like I'd just summited Mount Everest.

Man it's good to be back. This time it's for good.

7 comments:

Ron said...

Good to know you're already working your way back to the full fitness, Dougal! I'm sure you can manage the "coin budget" well to let your body continue to heal.

A positive mindset (and lots of prayers) really does work wonders!

Margaret2007 said...

It really is an awesome rush to feel our bodies respond to exercise! Very cool...

So glad you are able to enjoy it Dougal!

Margaret

Marbella said...

I knew you could do it. Never a doubt in my mind, but also want you to take it cool and slow this time. Remember Carlos´ words about that. If you want to win, you´ve got to finish. Will be pulling for you now for Mr. Universe!
Lynda

Michael said...

Nice work, Dougal. Glad to see you back at it.

Your Grateful Cyber-friend, Christy said...

You're an inspiration Dougal. I'm have every faith in the world you'll be better than ever AND write an awesome book, too.

Carlos said...

Banker gives instincts stamp of approval.
Welcome back.

dougal said...

Ron, Thanks, between my banker Carlos and I we'll get it down.

Thank you Margaret, it was an awesome feeling

Lynda, thank you for your unwavering support. I will take it slow.

Thank you Michael

Christy, hey great to see you, thank you for your kind words...don't be a stranger now.

Carlos, my Banker, let's get that surplus going.