Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I was surprised, almost shocked

Here I've been taking it easy the last little while. As I recall about the end of November I dialed back the workouts a bit. I haven't done a really serious workout for a couple of weeks now, and it seems like forever since I've run.

So you'd think going into a massage that I'd be all relaxed, no tight spots, right? Ha. Upper back and shoulders, tight. Low back, tight. Hams and calves a bit tight. Quads and IT band, killer, painfully tight. Arms, lots of tightness. Neck, tight. I guess my feet weren't tight.

How can this be? I was whimpering throughout some of the massage. At least, I thought, it will get me going for our first yoga class of the session. Fortunately Fiona takes it easy on us, but by the end of the night my right hip was aching all over again. Sigh.

What I'm not surprised about is the snow. In a couple hours we've already got 4 cm or so, and it's coming down hard, thick, wet, and heavy. Doing the driveway tomorrow is going to be slow. If it does this all night I might not be going in to work, though it doesn't call for that much snow. Then again, we're already past the minimum of what they called for, and no let up in sight.


8 comments:

  1. At least if you need to ice things, there is snow right right outside the door!

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    1. Hi, thanks for commenting! I think it's way too late for icing, but you're right, no shortage of materials.

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  2. Ugh - shoveling snow with tight shoulders, back, and a tender hip - Keith, time to call in the professional snow shovelers :)

    Hope the aches and pains lessen and that the snow ended soon after you wrote this post! BTW - do you do the foam roller thing? That might help the hip!!

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    1. Only a half hour of snow shoveling this am. Not too bad. Turned out to be light and fluffy. Maybe 3 to 5 inches or so.

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  3. That's how it works for me too, Keith. It's as if everything seizes up when I stop working out regularly. Getting old's a bitch, ain't it?

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  4. I also find I have more pain when I don't stay active. My family in St. John's are preparing for a snow day tomorrow... they are forecasted to received 70-100 cm (depending on which forecast you listen to!) Imagine shovelling that out!

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    1. I've been working up the ambition to get more active. But this sleep thing and getting rid of the dregs of the cold seems to be more important. And I'd rather not imagine shoveling that, thank you very much.

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