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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

So last night when I got home, we decided that it was time to get our act together and move the living room furniture so that we could both insulate the picture window with the heat shrink plastic I bought for it weeks ago and lay out the antique karastan rug that I got back from cleaning and repairs last week. This meant moving a coffee table, two end tables, lamps, couch and aforementioned 9x12 wool rug... apparently I did something at a bad angle because by 9pm last night I had a back spasm on my hands.

damn... I hate it when that happens, part of my hopes for exercise and strength training is that I will reduce the frequency of these types of things. I'd say I anger a muscle in my back about once a month moving something around. I am stubborn and insist on doing stuff that perhaps I'm not actually strong enough to do... and I do it anyway... and then I have to take some aleive and drink lots of water and be careful of how I sit/sleep/reach for stuff.

I refuse to blame this on ageing, I'm more apt to believe it has to do with sitting at a desk all day instead of the things I used to do in college, like mixing 40 lbs of clay, building canvases and other activities requiring dexterity and strength.

So it looks like I have a date with the eliptical tonight, swimming is out on account of my upper back, but I need to get my heart rate up a bit, I'm feeling antsy sitting around so much the past two days.
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    Ouch! Hope you're feeling better soon.
    1351 days ago
    1352 days ago
    personally I find that to be perfectly effective technical jargon :)

    I do enjoy running on the eliptical, I enjoy running around outside even more but it's way too flippin cold outside, and I know that I can do it without hurting my back/shoulders. Where in a pool I would be putting myself in a potentially very dangerous situation should the spasm return. That whole safety while swimming thing is something I don't triffle with :)

    and to be honest I'm just as happy not to chlorinate my hair or have to get changed in a locker room.
    1353 days ago
    Blarg! I hate an injury! It's so easy to let it derail all of your good work and just having an ice-cream-and-beer-fueled pity party. I'm glad you are taking it in stride though and figuring out what you CAN do that will help. If you really like the pool, can you hold one of those floaty-board-things* and just kick up and down the lane?

    *Sorry about all my technical jargon.
    1353 days ago
    I need to buy a used eliptical. I really miss using one.
    Be careful with your back! You know better!
    1353 days ago
  • NIKEGRL688
    Sorry about your back!!! Take it easy tonight and ease into your workout... Dont want to make your back worse
    1353 days ago
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