I injured my shoulder. Day #4 of 80 Day Obsession was manageable, and I honestly I was pleased with the level of fitness/strength I thought I had when I began the new series.
BUT if I could turn back the clock ~20 hours and NOT do the workout when I felt a questionable twinge in my shoulder . . . I would do so. Because now the twinge is an injury. Probably some kind of rotator cuff tendinitis (based on internet research and the not-so-expert opinion of a conveniently located vascular surgeon).
ANYWAY. I obviously pouted about it, but I recognize there are many MANY worse things. I will however be putting a pause on my 80 Day Obsession which pains me but . . . is clearly necessary. I can still walk and presumably run without pain and do lower body work, so maybe I will try out some barre workouts / squats / lunges. But no pushups or ‘full body’ types of moves.
NOTE: It is absolutely not the first time I have made the mistake of pushing past a ‘maybe injury’ and one would think I would learn my lesson. This is one of the dark sides of being an Upholder I think; the strong desire to stick with “THE PLAN” sometimes supersedes logic and common sense. And then you end up injured AND feeling sheepish about it. (Although reading this post from 2007, I do feel as if I have made some progress. SPOILER ALERT: Even as a spry 26 year old, it took me weeks to recover and I never did make it to the start of that 2007 marathon! Also, at least I’ve learned to capitalize letters now!)
So! I think that’s enough for the day.
Pic o’ the day
This lasted for a solid 60 minutes while I
sulked rested on the couch. And then we watched most of Brave (well, the kids & Josh watched it and I sat with them and read more of Next Year In Havana which is a nice distraction so far).