…reminds me of a realization – prescribing is less fun when I see my role in hurting the health and home life of my clients.
Avoid Athletic Ruin
Missing one day of cardio makes me serious, two days off and I’m quiet, three days off and I’m sullen…
Ruin, in an athletic sense, is dealing with the implications of not being able to exercise.
If that rings true then what follows might help.
Given my lifetime of extreme exercise, bike crashes and running injuries, a radiologist could find a lot of things “wrong” with my body.
Knowing that I’m a walking insurance reimbursement opportunity – I stay away from those that profit from unnecessary treatment.
When I pay attention to what follows, my body works great.
Before paying someone to cut, inject or irradiate you…
Rest – addicts seek extreme friends to reassure themselves that an unreasonable lifestyle is sustainable – sometimes I’m the seeker, sometimes I’m the friend.
Lifestyle Modification – winning isn’t important, racing isn’t important – ask a broken down athlete what they miss and you’ll hear a similar story, I wish I could simply get out the door without pain. It’s worth a lot of compromise to maintain my ability to get out the door.
Pre-Habilitation – why not try a world-class rehab program BEFORE you opt for surgery. For non-acute injuries, rest as if you had a procedure then give your best effort to strengthen your body and increase your range of motion.
My demographic takes pride in doing what-it-takes for athletic success. If you want a true challenge then do the above and deal with the internal dialogue that results!
Risk seeking friends – this is wider than athletics.
My past choices have shown that I have the capacity for bad judgement.
- Elevate my heart rate.
- Introduce group dynamics and social proof.
- Surround myself with charismatic risk seekers.
…and you have the recipe for a good time! 😉
It’s also a perfect storm to spin myself into fatigue, injury and depression.
Remember who gets to deal with the wreckage.