AFTER THREE MONTHS AND ONE ACCIDENT
It’s been 3 months since I last trained so heading back to the gym was a schlep. My first day back the team went for a jog and I lasted all of 10 minutes before my legs started cramping and I was gasping for air, and all this while taking regular walking breaks. “Damn, I gotta catch my breath”. This absolutely sucked, but it was a start none the less.
I actually hate starting from over. When you have set yourself at such a pace and then BAMMMM, life happens.
About 3 months ago, I was in a car accident and suffered from severe whiplash. 2 weeks later I started getting these intense headaches and this went on for 3 weeks straight! Yip, I’m not shitting you. For 3 weeks straight I had intense headaches. After seeing several doctors I eventually got a doctor that got me sorted. The first thing I asked him was, “Doctor, when can I start training again?” He said I should wait at least 2 – 4 weeks for recovery and only then can I start training again.
All in all, it’s been about 3 months and now, I’m finally back. “Damn I missed this place.”
I wanted to jump in at the deep end and my coach, Dean “Stormforce” Johnson, said “…ease into it slowly bro…” and that’s what I’m doing. My heart is there, but my body, not so much. So now I have to start from scratch #sigh.
Getting back into action is difficult. I started with boot camp, thought I’d work on my cardio first. I think it’s a good initiative but damn, it flippin’ sucks!!! I was #sweatingfordays!!! My body was in so much pain I could hardly drive home.
This seems to be my routine for the week, but persistence is key so I’ll push forward. Boot camp will have to do for the first week back. I’ll also have to rest my muscles quite a bit if I want get back to my full potential.
Ending off week 1, I went hiking with the team. We did the pipeline trail behind Table Mountain which is relatively easy. Took most of the time to watch the view anyway. On the way back my team mate and I decided to make a run for it. A really slow run though.