indeed it is. On Friday, I begin my day as usual, pet duties or responsibilities because they are the ruler of the house. Outside with the canines then back in. Now doing my duties I need noise so it’s either Pandora on blast or I’m listening to a podcast. Since it’s a few days later I’m not sure of my choice on Friday.
I have the most power boosting drink about 20 minutes prior to my workout. It also doubles as my coffee, no longer an addictive coffee drinker. So I begin my workout with a warm up.
Now I was doing a ShaunT workout. If you’ve never did a ShaunT workout you’re missing awesome, sweat dripping, heart pounding, challenging, cardio workouts. The workouts uses your own body weight in most but sometimes there are weights.
Okay back to the workout, warming up going high knees, jumping jacks and then a loud POP. What the heck, I sat down, took a few breathes and thought I was going to resume my workout. It didn’t happen.
A trip to urgent care, injury to a calf muscle. What did that mean , minimum weight bearing, icing the muscle, elevation, crutches and due to me failing my training (crutches 101), but still in training my daughter purchased a knee roller to alternate and prevent possible injury.
I’m a bit too independent and high level for pain so I’m moving a bit more than normal. I did pity myself for a few hours but as soon as I did I came up with a plan. What plan, nope I will not defy orders but I will pivot. Pivot to upper body. I can sit and lift weights, there is no limitation on my upper body.
Sometimes a pivot can be small or large but it should always be one that benefits our own goals in a positive way, without harm to self or others. To whatever “PIVOT” is necessary for you.