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.