Thursday, April 08, 2010
So i woke up this morning with a stiff back. It just felt like I slept on it wrong and got a crick in it. No big deal, still planned on going to the gym.
Ate breakfast, did some stretching, still felt off, but I had time.
Got dressed for the gym, felt like I might as well be comfy if I'm going to spend the morning contorting to ease the tension.
Decided that ok, maybe this is a sign not to go this morning, planned on going this afternoon, because it just needs time to relax.
Got in the car to run to the store--- OMG SO MUCH PAIN I CANT EVEN SIT HERE!!!!!
Made it to the store and back and never want to move again.
I have no idea what I did to it, because yesterday I didn't even get around to doing my strength exercises. I didn't do anything more strenuous than lift a remote after 6pm. I didn't do anything between noon and 6 more difficult than carry a book and do some laundry (very light tub, seriously like 4 pounds). And my morning was 'leg' work, not back stuff.
But I am terrified to get in my car this afternoon and try to force myself to go workout.
I am trying to see the bright side. It's probably just a spot I can't reach which is tense from something and my attempts to suffer through are just making it worse. I'll be fine by tonight, at worst tomorrow.
Plus, it was a good thing. If I had gone as scheduled to the gym, I would have completely missed a call about an interview for a job. And I wouldn't have thought to check my messages at all today, because everyone knows I'm chaotic this week. And no one leaves me messages anyway.
So now I have an interview in a couple of days at a place I've wanted to work forever. Not necessarily the best pay or location, but awesome environment and steady work, and really, right now that's all I care about. I could use a paycheck, any paycheck, even a small one.
This is a better mood lifter than any trip to the gym.
Though, if I can figure out how to deal with this back thing, I will go to the gym, I need my calorie burn and my energy boost. And to claim my place, before the new people think they are better than the regulars. (I swear, all the people who just realized how long they have until bikini season have taken over, and they give the biggest glares to anyone daring to be there when they need a machine with three others next to it for their friends who will be here in an hour. Actual words I heard.)
ETA: It is not my back. I dropped something and automatically bent to pick it up, no pain. It's my neck, a nerve or something because if I even try to tip my head down, I get pain all down the middle and sides of my upper back. I have no idea why looking at the floor would make the back of my ribs hurt, but it does. I guess I could exercise as long as I never look down.