Masters: Breaking But Not Broken

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Breaking but not Broken, Uncover Your Better

Photo Credit – Abigail Keenan

The injury bug just won’t leave me alone. It seems forever since I’ve done a workout without having to scale it for some nagging injury.

First it was the medial epicondylitis of each elbow/forearm, then the shoulder pain, the torn hamstring, and now the phantom knee injury which currently has me recovering from my first knee surgery.

It never seems to stop…

“Why, oh why me?” I say to myself over and over again. I silently yell to the demon in my head. “I’m Alan Bishop, for Pete’s sake!” “Don’t you know that I help people to Uncover Their Better, don’t you know I practice what I preach?”…Or do I?

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” – Dalai Lama
I’ve tried my best over the last six years to Uncover My Better and to do it while tracking my every move. It’s not easy being a human petri dish, but these injuries can sure get a man down. I don’t know which is worse: the pain or the mental anguish of attempting to stay positive while starting back at square one yet again.

It’s felt like I’m slowly breaking…but I’m definitely not broken.  All I needed was a mental adjustment to help get me back on the right track.

In particular, the last month of 2015 inspired me to start thinking more seriously about my longevity, and I’ve had some insights that I felt worth sharing. So without further ado, here are my 4 tips for over 40’s to stay in the game (whatever “game” it is that you choose to stay into).

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