The performance training coach at the Y asked me yesterday if I’m crazy. She is part of a long line of people who like to ask this question, which includes, my wife, parents, friends, and most people I know. The crazy question revolves around training intensity with my new hip.
Why are you doing box jumps ? Are you crazy ?
Why are you pushing so hard ? Are you crazy ?
My total hip replacement was Oct 3, 2016. The year prior to that was one filled with incredible pain, loss of mobility, depression, fear and hopelessness. I got to the point where my first waking thought was doom. I believed I would never be able to do anything athletic again. I believed I was done, which was crazy.
Today I push myself because I can. If that means burning some time on the back end of the prosthesis, so be it.
I followed all of the post op protocols and was patient.
Today – I push myself because I can. I listen to my body. I feel absolutely grateful and blessed to have a new lease on life.
Living in pain is crazy.
Living life to the fullest is the sanest thing I’ve ever done.
GET SOME !!