Today is one of those days where I just want to go across the street and grab the bottle of Skinnygirl Margarita from my trunk and just chug the entire thing in 3.5 seconds.
I’ve felt like a zombie all damn day long, but that’s probably because I took 2 melatonin tablets last night and then my muscle relaxer this am, which causes drowsiness. Plus I set my alarm for 5:05 this am, but snoozed the shit out of it and still managed to get up at my normal time. Well that one was a total fail.
Good news is that my oblique is feeling a lot better today and my shoulder pain is dunzo. Bad news is that my doctor called this afternoon and told me to expect it to take 6-8 weeks for my oblique muscles to be healed.
Shit’s about to go down! Literally, my 2 pack and 4 pack in progress is gonna be caput!
This morning I was able to run 2 miles and walk 2 as well. Althought I did .5 mile increments with each for the first 2 miles, and then .25 segments. The entire 2 miles that I ran required me to hold on to the treadmill handlebars on the side, since this helped take away the pounding of running on my obliques. Seriously, I never really realized how important your obliques are for a quality run.
And if you were wondering, those side handlebars on the treadmill were made for runners like me who are too stubborn to not run and who choose to run idiotically throug h pain in order to continue their running streak. 😉 Learn something new errrrday!
Also during my lunch break, I was able to get a little elliptical action in without any pain, completed several shoulder and arm exercises, and then finished up with a 10 minute ride on the spinning bike (pain free)!
Even with an injury, it is still possible to stay active and keep fit, the key is choosing the proper exercises and equipment. For instance, with my shoulder and arm exercises, I have chosen to use the machines, as they offer assistance and a smooth movement, whereas using dumbbells and barbells can throw you off balance, which could result in some funky core action.
My new go-to workout solution is a little Tiger Balm on the right obliques and right shoulder, followed up by a glass of C4 pre-workout powder and I’m ready to show this injury who’s boss! The Tiger Balm also doubles as a great perfume, as my coworker made a comment about how pungett that shit is!
To end this post, I have a serious question to ask all of you guys. Seriously, I mean it, and you better say yes. I know some of you have significant others and husbands, but regardless of your relationship status, will you guys be my Valentine? So, that’s a yes right?
I hate Valentine’s Day, mainly because I’m always single for it, and instead of bashing it this year, I was hoping we could all share the love with one another. For the 4th straight year, I’m Valentineless, and could reallllly use some blogging love next Thursday. Especially since the day before Valentine’s Day is Ash Wednesday, and well I’m giving up sweets so I can’t even drown my single lady sorrows in chocolate. 🙁
However, the good thing about being single on Valentine’s Day is that I get to buy myself something. Last year I bought myself new running shoes, but this year, since my running is drastically cut back because of my oblique, I’m buying these new training shoes!
I think I’m actually looking forward to Valentine’s Day now! 😉