My best advice: Don’t get tendonitis

The past few weeks have been filled with the most frustrating, the most agonizing, and the most de-motivating days since I began my fitness makeover two years ago.  I have been battlling rotator cuff tendonitis, which involves a lot of patience and rest.  Not only have I not done a single shoulder exercise in over a month, I have now had to eliminate push-ups, pull-ups, bicep and tricep exercises, and any other type of exercise that involves hoisting heavy weights around.  As you can probably guess, that doesn’t leave much other than simple cardio, leg exercises, and core routines.  I can’t even complete a full yoga routine due to the strain on the rotator cuff.  I go back to my sports physician on Friday to most likely receive a cortisone shot.  I can only hope that in addition to a few more days of rest it will be sufficient to reduce the inflammation.  Until then it will be more rest.  I’m just thankful that I don’t have another race scheduled for 3 months.  I guess by that last statement, I just released the official announcement that I’ve signed up for the Spartan Super in Chandler, AZ in February.  It will be the kick-off event for the 2012 season.  That’s all for now.

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