Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Swimming in Beans

I was surprised yesterday when I was able to whip out an hour total on the stepmill, stairmaster, and elliptical with relatively little back pain. Just sitting...or standing...or laying down hurts. In fact, when I was cooling down I thought this stint with geriatric back pain was over, but as soon as I got off the machines it started up again. Sigh.

Even after an honorable mention in Q's Christmas Poem , I managed to talk myself out of a run today and was only able to talk myself into a swim with the promise of a sauna afterwards. The first mile was pretty forceful and productive and again surprisingly pain free other than my elbow tendonitis (I see that you see that I'm falling apart here...) but after that, I started to peter out, fizzle out, poop out, and just plain got tired of pretending I was swimming anywhere very fast, so after 45 minutes I called it good and sat in the sauna. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

Arrived home to find myself face planted in a bowl of 1/2 BBQ and 1/2 Sour Cream and Onion potato chips (thanks husband :-) and now I'm swimming in beans...or rather, they are swimming in me. Life is good!
I promise to run tomorrow. First thing. For Sure. Powered by beans. Watch out.

5 comments:

RunKathyRun said...

I skipped my run today too and enjoyed dinner out instead. I'm glad you're feeling better and getting back into the swing of things.

Abby said...

Oh, I forgot about your back, I'm glad you were able to still workout. Over the weekend, I woke up with a bad kink in my neck. I found the spot that I had strained down lower in my back and rolled it out real good and it helped. Yes, I'm a roller freak, I don't know what I would do without it.

So, How old are you?! J/K, you don't have to answer that, but I bet we are close to the same age!! Either that, or we just happen to have a lot in common :)

Julie said...

Abby - I think the foam rolling is helping my calves/shins!!! It hurts so freaking bad, tho!

I'm 42 :-) Thanks for making me say it out loud on my blog.
Did you see in Oxygen that Monica Brant just turned 40?

Abby said...

Sorry Julie, I said you didn't have to answer :) And wow, you do NOT look your age!! I thought for sure you were going to say we were the same age, and I figured we even had the same birthday, lol! I'm only 36, but most of my friends are in their 40's. It's probably because I had my kids young (24). I always said I was going to have a baby at 36 like my mom did to keep me young! But now that I'm there, NO WAY!! And Yes, I knew Monica was 40 because her and my husband are the same age, she looks amazing!

Julie said...

I didn't start having kids until I was 34!!! Maybe that's why I'm falling apart :-)
You were smart to have them young! You'll still be able to enjoy the good life when they move out ;-)