A kid’s point of view: Working out with a broken wrist


Working out on the elliptical at the Y on Thursday.

By Colleen, age 11

Working out with a broken wrist is not fun! But it was not as hard as I expected. On the elliptical, I rested my cast on the arm rests. With weights, I either did abs or legs, which don’t use my arms. I bet I built up a lot of strength in my right arm from holding it up so long! =)

One thing that was funny was I saw the doctor who put my cast on at the Y. I know he’s a runner because I wore my Swiss Days Race T-shirt to the doctor’s office and he said he’s run it before.

I have been brainstorming some circuit workout ideas that are injury-friendly. My perfect workout would be air squats, jumping jacks and wall sits, all of which do not depend on my arm. So I will try that this week and see how it goes.

I am NOT going to ask Ben for advice this time. I have had enough of his circuit workout ideas — especially those darn box jumps!

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5 Responses to A kid’s point of view: Working out with a broken wrist

  1. Keep it up, you are such a fighter!

  2. triathlonobsession says:

    Oh boy—best wishes for a speedy recovery! I did the bike trainer inside when I broke my wrist a few years back. Mine was in a weird position and looked like a hand puppet—I’d kid around and talk to it and say, “You are dead to me!” because it does get kind of annoying to have a hand/arm that doesn’t work. At least you’ll be healed before summer! 🙂

  3. tischcaylor says:

    Softball’s starting up, but she’s getting out her soccer ball instead — no hands needed. Thanks for your kind thoughts, Elizabeth. You are one of Colleen’s heroes. 🙂

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