Monday, January 09, 2012

what a concept

I'm not getting any younger.  I know, I know, this may be a surprise to some of you out there.  (If you could see my roots in the week before I'm due for hair color however, you would definitely believe me.)

In the past, I've worked on my body parts on more of a crisis management mode.  Have the PT fix/work on something.  Get assigned some homework.  Don't do it.  Then have him fix it again.  Or fix the next issue.  Rinse, repeat.  And while I keep saying I need to do something to fix that, so far it hasn't stuck.  Oh, I have all the tools of the trade to help keep my body from breaking.  Foam roller, 2 varieties in fact; the stick; tennis balls and golf balls (for the feet), blah, blah, etc, etc.  The problem hasn't been in the acquisition of the tools, but in their application. 

With my next IM attempt on the schedule this year, and the whole aging thing, I've decided that I need to take this a bit more seriously.  And how about not only using the tools that I have, but maybe throwing some yoga on top of there too?  Okay, that may be getting carried away.

But I'm going to give it a shot.  Do the work the PT sets up for me.  Stretch.  Recover, recover, recover.  And who knows, maybe this year my entire FSA budget won't go to paying for my PT appointments.  *snort*....not likely, but stranger things have happened.  

1 comment:

Molly said...

Oooooh! I hadn't even thought of using FSA $$ for my ART appointments...too bad we can't use it for massage too.