Operation “Drink from a Stubbie”

In my last blog I described the new challenge of drinking from a Stubbie by Christmas. The goal is proving more challenging than expected! Like all things when you analysis them it is more complicated than expected. It is not simply raising the arm; it also requires a tilt of the hand at the last moment. This is all fine with an empty bottle, but as soon as you put weight in the bottle then the arm and wrist collapse. All this indicates more strengthening is needed. So the next two weeks will see intense practice to try to get the strength to meet the goal. My arm therapist, Hayley has got me doing multiple exercises replicating the action laying down, sitting and standing. If it works I will be able to drink anywhere. Not sure that is a good thing. Anyway here is the evidence of progress so far – this drink bottle is empty and plastic – so very light, but it gives hope that the action is achievable.

About Craig Glass

I am a 68 years old. I am Senior Vice-Principal of Haileybury, Australia's largest private school. My passion outside of family and education is triathlon. I have raced over all distances with the highlight being completing the Ironman in 2011. Whilst training for my next Ironman I had an horrific accident which left me with a left brachial plexus injury.
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