Winter is here!


KevRider

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Well another week where I thought i'd have no specific improvement to report. Then yesterday i was caught with my hands full in the tack room of the barn, Feed in one hand and a kitty in the other. I had managed to pen the door and go in but now needed to close it .( The cat is closed in the tack room at night due to coyote and owls) With out thinking I flipped my leg back and kicked it close. I then realised what I had done! I had transferred weight onto one leg, a balancing that I would have not been able to pull off back in March. Then standing one leg i moved the other up in the air and moved it laterally behind me. The force of the push then had to be balanced against the weight of the door.  Although I had not thought a second before the maneuverer, immediately after I was aware of the complexity of the move.

 

So rather than observing quality of movement as I have been, like evenness of pace etc, it seems I have entered a new phase of complexity of the movement.

 

Quarantine while... Winter came sudden and hard. There nights down to 22F and snow also.

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We had to get out the day before and blow out the irrigation and harvest the tomatoes, even the large green ones, as a touch of frost and the become a black mush. Of curse we can still fry green tomatoes, although we don't fry as we are low fat. we grill with garlic and onions 🙂 And like peppers they will ripen for a few days on the counter.

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So in conclusion it seems I will now have to look at the kind of movements I'm making rather that how well i do simple movements. So I realize in some ways my recovery is in progress and moving to old normal 🙂

 

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That must have been such a fantastic feeling, to realize what a complex maneuver you managed Kev!  I am glad you are blogging, so you can see how much you have progressed.  And what a great tomato harvest!  Yum!

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Hi Kev, isn't it great when the brain remembers how to do something and it just happens. The complex maneuvers are all still in there you just haven't been able to access them. A similar thing happened to me when my trainer got me restarted on boxing, yes I now box one handed, but the foot work and trunk movements were all still there once I had the basic strength.  and watch out for my right hook 🙂 that right arm is so much stronger now it does everything.

 

My Dad pulls the tomato plants out and hangs them under cover by the roots when the first signs of frost arrive. The vines wither but the fruit still ripens.

Our family also loves green tomato pickle.

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On 10/28/2020 at 7:13 PM, heathber said:

 isn't it great when the brain remembers how to do something and it just happens. The complex maneuvers are all still in there you just haven't been able to access them. A similar thing happened to me when my trainer got me restarted on boxing, yes I now box one handed, but the foot work and trunk movements were all still there once I had the basic strength.  and watch out for my right hook 🙂 that right arm is so much stronger now it does everything.

 

 

I think this is such a great statement for everyone to remember not to just focus on 'new' things but appreciate what the brain can do without you even realizing 

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