Streak Day 15 - Muscles and Massage
Monday, June 17, 2013
So last Thursday I started swimming laps for 30 minutes every day. Friday morning I woke up and upper back was KILLING me. I thought it was a reaction to the shrimp
I had the night before because it was similar to a reaction I had to red meat when I ate it.
Yesterday I was still a little sore, but also still swimming.
I realized today that it was the swimming & using muscles I haven't used in years that was causing me a little discomfort...not really pain.
I get a monthly massage at Massage Envy. I started getting them while I was coming off the horrid prednisone and had terrible muscle aches & strange, hard, painful, fat pockets.
I've always had knots under my shoulder blades that Jason so kindly works out with his skillful hands and arms. Today I happily told him I had no knots, but this lovely pain from swimming. He told me swimming is a great workout and he's been going to the beach a few days a week and wading around in the water. Boy, did I not realize how sore my muscles were from swimming.
I almost started laughing out loud when he was working my thighs and hamstrings. I cringed (just a little) while he worked on my upper arms. But it was PURE HEAVEN as he skillfully made my upper back feel wonderful again.
So, I immediately came home and dutifully swam my laps...while my faithful husband sat on the deck and put in the new Alice In Chains CD he bought today.