working with it…

Today was a good day if any to have to jump onto the bike. However, I was hoping to be able to get into the pool and do a cross training workout today. With dislocating my shoulder yesterday, I was forced to stay out of the water and let the shoulder rest rather than it being the grunt of my workout. The bike on the trainer did provide for a good workout, as I rode for 45 minutes this morning.
After the 45 minutes on the bike, luckily the Insanity calendar was cooperative with my shoulder as it was the Plyometric Cardio Circuit workout. The 40 minute workout is a good workout that allowed me to pretty much just use my legs and core today. I did see the lack of shoulder movement this morning affect my workout a bit. Without driving my arms to their fullest does hinder my drive up in jumping exercises. Going back to the Insanity program is one of the best things I have done, as I am really enjoying all of the work, the all out sweat and jump various movements that it provides for my workouts. As much as I love running and just being one with the ground under me, I do like the various routines that do come with the Insanity program as well as the extra fitness it provides for me after my other scheduled workouts. 
As the day moved on my shoulder started to feel much better, I think the ice and Aspirin has been helping the shoulder. This dislocation of my shoulder seems to be much better than previous times. I do feel fatigue through the day in my shoulder but nothing to the extent of where it effects my day to day routines, outside of lifting heavier objects.
Since my shoulder was feeling better in the evening, the garage workout group continued as planned with the P90X Chest and Back routine. This time however the resistance bands were not pulled back as far for the back exercises and the push-ups being modified so that my shoulder was not being impacted so much but enough to get the core picking up the slack and doing most of the work. Having minor injuries that set me back a little bit is a bummer however, it is what it is and I just have to deal with it.
With the shoulder being a bit of a hinderance in my workouts, it still will not prevent me from getting a workout in at all. It just means having to modify the workouts to keep my fitness up. The only thing I want to make sure is that I am ready for my upcoming races. It looks like the trainer and a bag of ice will probably be my best of friends until my shoulder recovers to it’s fullest and hopefully it will not take too long to get back.

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