Surgery and The Steering Wheel

Over a year ago, I found myself being wheeled into knee surgery twice in six weeks. The details aren’t important, other than to say it was kind of a bummer, but I’d like to talk about one lasting memory today, and I’d also like to tell you this isn’t going to go the way you think it will.

Being on that hospital bed, waiting for the doctor to get the show on the road–and yes, mildly sedated to begin the anesthesic process–I felt the strange sense of having been unburdened. My knee injury wasn’t a problem I could solve myself.

And that felt…kind of okay in the moment.

I wouldn’t have to research rehab techniques, set up multiple appointments, do gruntwork on my own, choose the best time of day to exercise, or fit any of those things into my schedule.

I just had to show up and the doctor and his team would handle it from there–every detail from start to finish.

And though I wasn’t thrilled about the circumstances of course, I did feel grateful in some small but no less significant way that I could take my hands off the steering wheel for a minute.

When it comes to workouts, our individual and group training clients tell us the same thing in so many words. They spend the majority of their lives making decisions, planning schedules, managing households and businesses. When they come to the gym, they want to be told exactly what, when, and how to do things.

Good news? That’s what we’re here for.

Better news? You don’t have to go to the hospital to have that experience several times a week with us.

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