This season has been a hard one for me. I have had some pretty intense pain in my shoulder and have had a rough time figuring out what was going on. It was during this tournament that I discovered these awesome ice packs:
Indoor was a challenging tournament to get through because my shoulder was in so much pain. I also prefer being outside to inside so that is another mental hurdle for me to get through. During the tournament, I was getting fatigued fairly easily because of my shoulder but I did everything in my power to keep it going. I use ice packs, protein shakes, Tylenol and massages.
Mostly, I learned in this tournament that the issues I was having are physical and not mental. We made an appointment with my doctor to get checked out and hopefully resolve what is going on. I have been seeing a chiropractor and he has helped a great deal. It has allowed me to work on strengthening muscles that were not worked enough due to the pain. I have a long road ahead in getting stronger but at least I know I am on the road to recovery.
This tournament did not provide the best score outcome but I was glad to see some of the people in my region and had some fun. (Mom also got to sit next to one of her favorite boy band members so that was a bonus.)