Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I couldn't sleep last night. Into the early hours of the morning, I still couldn't fall asleep. I decided to watch the lunar eclipse, or at least, take peeks at it.
Unfortunately, it was too cloudy to see anything but I was able to find a live feed online. It was cool to watch, especially since I was trying to fall asleep. It was just pretty and peaceful.
I think sitting still and observing things is good for all of us. The stillness and quiet is something we all need at least sometimes.
Am I likely to watch another eclipse? It's possible. I don't normally stop what I'm doing to observe an eclipse. Occasionally I will glance at one during different stages. I'm almost always distracted by something. With the next one though, maybe it will be another opportunity for quiet time and observation.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Today was really better. I've done much more walking, was able to do more housework, and I feel like I may be able to run tomorrow. I thought I would be able to run today but I was wrong.
Still, today is better. That's a blessing. I am very thankful!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thank you all for your comments. I'm doing much better today.
I didn't approach stairs with as much trepidation today!
By Saturday, I think I'll feel like myself again.
Today, I've been taking things slowly, gently.
I've been looking over my work-out from Monday to see areas that I may need to modify. I've decided to back-off of some of the leg work or to divide up different exercises between different days again. For the upper body work, I think will do the same. As for ab work, I think I will be okay if I drop one or two exercises for a few weeks. I think I'll be able to handle the ab load that I had planned.
Glad the worst of the pain is gone. Looking forward to reaching a higher level of fitness.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
I really thought the pain would be better today. Sadly, I was wrong.
I think some of my muscles that were already hurting went on strike. They decided to let the other muscles do all the work. Now those muscles are hurting. I really did a number on myself.
I don't know where I went wrong. I didn't go crazy but the pain means that clearly I went beyond what would be considered healthy. Now, I can't run. Not that I had made much advancement in running, but I was doing some running.
Normal tasks are painful. It's almost humorous. I actually am laughing at myself, well, not while I'm trying to perform a task. I laugh after I finish it or when I give up on it.
Yesterday I walked to try to discourage stiffness. Today, I'm just doing some stretching with a very short walk.
Tomorrow will surely be a better day for my muscles.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
If there was any doubt in my mind that I worked by abs or my quads sufficiently yesterday, all doubt was gone when I climbed out of bed this morning.
I had trouble with almost every movement there is. I think I overdid almost everything but those are the two areas where I feel it the most. Maybe it's because those areas are constantly in use.
Today's work-out was much more gentle. Tomorrow, I'm hoping the soreness will have faded more and I'll be able to resume my schedule, taking things down a notch or two.
Apparently, I'm not good at this moderation thing. I either do too little or too much. I am getting better, though, because nothing is swollen.
I'll figure it out eventually.
In the meantime, I'm still moving as much as I can. I believe in active recovery when it's possible...and advisable.
Looking forward to tomorrow when driving won't be painful.
Thanks to everyone for your pain relief suggestions! They are greatly appreciated.
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