So I’m injured.

Remember that nagging shoulder pain? Yeah. Turns out that’s not just a little thing. No, I’m not an athletic trainer or a doctor. But I did take a class and I know how to feel things out.

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Repetitive overhead motions (such as swimming without proper form) can cause a shoulder impingement. Pretty sure that’s what I’ve got going on here. One thing I knew I needed to work I was my arm movement during freestyle swim. My right arm tends to end the water more flat that angled. Puts undue stress on the shoulder joint, blah blah blah, and here we are.

I’m terrible at taking time off when I’m hurting. But this is a little different. This is nagging me almost constantly. It has lessened but still hurts. A few weeks off should take care of the pain and drills should help me correct the form.

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My biggest sadness is that this could and likely will keep me from participating in my second triathlon at the end of the month. It isn’t the end of the world, but it is disappointing.

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