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Friday, June 28, 2013

I usually take a rest day on Thursdays. Wednesdays are particularly challenging with my trainer on our trail workouts. Yesterday was no exception. Today, I felt the need NOT to take a rest day though. The guys were going to go swimming at the state park tonight and I thought, "Oh, I'll drive and go take a hike while they swim." Then I remembered that my neck hurts. A. Lot. It hurt so much yesterday I had a killer headache...probably the worst for me (and I've had brain surgery, lol). I don't have headaches much these days.

I think I slept on it wrong and with an already tense neck on a challenging hike yesterday, it only got stiffer. Nothing has helped. I've used oils, salves, self-massage, and even broke down and took Aleve.

Forgoing the small hike tonight, I stayed home and practiced yoga. Going through my yoga downloads and DVDs, I settled on Yoga Zone's Yoga for a Strong Back. Gentle twists and slow stretching made me feel a lot better. It's still not 100%, I might have a reason to go for a massage tomorrow... ;-) and another session of Yoga.

It's hard to focus when I got this going on in the front of my mat...especially when I feel compelled to interrupt my practice for a picture or two.

And this cuteness beside me...

Now for a warm epsom salt, lavender, and peppermint bath. See you on the flipside.

Peace, light, and love.

ETA: the bath helped and I slept most of it off. I'm much better today.
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    It's fun to try yoga with the furry help. In the mornings when I do mine (I do 15 minutes every morning before getting dressed for work), I have 3 cats helping...laying on the mat, walking under my arms and through my hair (I have long hair and they like to play peek a boo in it when I'm bent over), or just rubbing on my hands or arms looking for pets.

    Glad it helped your neck....get the massage anyway. Can't ever have too much of that, LOL!
    1699 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I can't focus tonight. Tired and cranky is me
    1699 days ago
  • OWL_20
    Glad the headache went away--hopefully it stays away. Love the pups--they would be a major distraction for me, too!
    1701 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    Aw the pups are so adorable. Good choice with the yoga for the sore neck!
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