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Slow Recovery

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Injuries totally suck. emoticon
I've been babying my piriformis for 2 weeks, a few slow, flat walks and general work around the house. emoticon emoticon Lots of stretching, ice & heat, etc. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Yesterday, I was just too antsy. emoticon I am really missing my cardio workouts. I decided to take a slow run to test it out. After the first mile I had to stop & stretch :/ but it wasn't feeling too terrible. Last night I stretched really good and didn't have any real pain this morning. I did a light workout this morning, concentrating on arms, but did do a few leg strengthening exercises on the boflex. And now... my piriformis is VERY GRUMPY!! emoticon
I'm bummed. Sigh. Pout. Sigh. emoticon
I only have 30 days to get in bikini shape for our Jamaica trip. We made all of our reservations yesterday. I'm SOOOO Excited!! emoticon emoticon
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LAURIE5658 8/30/2012 10:16AM

    I am so sorry your butt is angry today but YAY for reservations!!!

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BRIDGIEEE 8/30/2012 9:54AM

    I hope you get feeling better soon. Where are you going in Jamaica?

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CELIAMINER 8/30/2012 9:35AM

    Oh, Joyful, I'm so sorry! I so know the pain the piriformis can cause. When I irritated my piriformis in yoga, it took several months to get back to normal, and I still have to baby it. I hope you can continue with the gentle walks and keep your leg muscles toned, even if you can't resume your hard cardio right now. Please take care of you first.

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NELLJONES 8/30/2012 9:02AM

    Feel better soon!

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 8/30/2012 8:38AM

    Jamaica is gonna be so much fun. Take care of yourself and if your body is telling you to chill, concentrate on nutrition. Its a tough one after having so much momentum. I would be doing EXACTLY what you are-testing it out to see when I was healed.

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VISUALLYRICS 8/30/2012 8:16AM

    I know all too well what a pain in the neck injuries are! I have damaged nerves/possibly muscles in my thoracic spinal area....and have an MRI scheduled for tomorrow.
I know it is imperative that we listen to our Docs & be careful. emoticon

Take care and recover well for the long term. emoticon

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