“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest”
Okay, maybe it’s not technically confinement, but it may as well be. Someone should just go ahead and lock me up because not being able to exercise has been DRIVING ME CRAZY.
Then, as if life were taunting me, the gym called me today because my payment didn’t process for the third month in a row (ever since I updated to my new credit card). They needed me to come in person, so I hauled myself over there on my way home from work to fix the issue. I was definitely having some serious exercise envy watching everyone workout. I would have been happy even to do a little cardio, but I was a good girl and didn’t risk it- even when G-Dawg showed up after his run or offered to do some lifting. (He quickly remember my shoulder and apologized when I
shot him a dirty look reminded him I couldn’t)
On an up note, I ran into Mike while I was there AND HE TOTALLY MADE MY NIGHT! He said a client of his was in the gym Saturday when we were lifting, and she just happened mentioned to him that there were two guys doing some really sloppy pushups and getting completely shown up by a girl. Mike said he knew right away it had to be me based on the description she gave. It definitely cheered me up to hear that I was, in fact, actually kicking their butts at something even while nursing my trashed shoulder and feeling like a wimp. It was absolutely the nicest thing anyone could have said to me (THANK YOU MIKE!!!). lol Plus, I know he wasn’t making it up just to make me feel better because he was clearly excited to tell me.
Tonight I’m going to try some time with the foam roller to see if it helps the knee. Mike agreed with my plan to lay off Insanity for the rest of the week and really give my body time to recover. It’s somewhat fortunate that this happens to be a week where my work shifts are all scheduled on boot camp days, so at least I ‘m not missing days I could have made otherwise.
Have a great night everyone!!!!
- Every person should own this (joemartinfitness.com)
- P90X2 – Shoulders and Arms – the Exercises (coachcrystalspadawan.wordpress.com)
- Rest day – I am not a bum (coachcrystalspadawan.wordpress.com)
- Day Off (exformedicine.wordpress.com)
I am completely feeling your pain right now. While I’m not dealing with an injury, I have been sick for nearly three weeks now and in that time my physical activity has been severely curtailed. To say that it’s driving me nuts is an understatement.
I hope your rest days go well and give your body what it needs, even though I know you’d rather not take them at all. 😦
Thanks! I hope you feel better soon!
Feeling your pain since injuring my knee on Saturday 😦
Taking a week off from running and it’s killing me!
Booo! Hope it’s better soon!
I ran tonight and it went GREAT! I’m wearing a compression brace on it and it felt nice and stable!
It’s so tough not to workout when you have an injury. Totally know what you mean by workout envy. Whenever I tweak something and I can’t run, I get jealous when I am driving around and see other people running.
Haha I know. I went to the gym yesterday and totally got busted by my trainer. Good news is I did 2.5 miles on the elliptical with no pain. 🙂
How do those foam rollers work?
I ♥ mine- it’s like a deep tissue massage which hurts like heck. But, it generally makes you feel a lot better once you get off of it…….. 🙂
I think it’s possibly one of the greatest inventions ever created. The person who made it has probably saved more lives that antibiotics by curbing homicidal urges of withdrawing runners everywhere. 😉
😆 ITA!!! I know I wouldn’t be still running as much without one, for sure!
They “massage” the tight muscles and help break up scar tissue. It HURTS LIKE A MOTHER, but totally feels better afterward.
Hope you feel better soon!!
Thank you! Me too!
don’t you love showing up the boys 😉