I have never considered myself an athlete, or anything even resembling one. I was always the bookworm/ couch potato. Now that I am on moderate duty where exercise is concerned I am starting to think that maybe, just maybe I have become an athlete in my own right…or mind anyway.
I am feeling extremely out of sorts from the “forced downtime” that I have had lately. For the past three or four years I have been diligent about working out at least three or four times per week. This time of year that number usually escalates to five or six times per week. I can count on one hand the number of times that I have worked out in the past MONTH! I am at a loss. On the days that I don’t have physical therapy I find myself seriously missing my workouts. Not only the workouts but my friends at the gym too! The lack of physical exercise has messed with my sleep as well. Honestly, I cannot wait to get back to a full workout schedule….did I say that? Yes I did!!!
Lately all I want to do is curl up with a good book. This problem with my neck is really taking it’s toll on my psyche. Sara, my Physical Therapist has told me that I am ok to run or ride a bike. I have tried running a couple of times on both the sidewalk and the treadmill. Both times felt sort of okay while I was doing it but afterwards the pain returned in a hurry. I had planned to push through and run the “Red Dress Run” this weekend but I have changed my mind. As much as I want to run a race with pacers (pacers keep to specified speeds ie; 10 minute mile, 8 minute mile, etc. and they are unheard of for a 5K!) I want to get my neck in order even more. The jarring motion that happens while running is not helping in this endeavor. While there is less jarring on a bike, just the thought of riding a street bike and holding my head up brings tears to my eyes. I need to find a spin class pronto! (….and maybe a hot tub!)
If you follow me on facebook then you know that Tuesday was “National Chocolate Day”. I believe that EVERY day should be national chocolate day but maybe that’s just me. I myself celebrated with a Reeses! I have not had one of these in such a long time, it was an emotional reunion.
Lefty politely asked if he could be “Bunny of the Week” this week. Of course!! He is the best one after all 😉
- Have you ever been “benched” due to injury? How did you get through?
- Did you celebrate National Chocolate Day? More than once?