Saturday, April 28, 2012

Darn it! Darn it! Darn it!

Plan for today (besides making a cake and cleaning around the house) was to go to bodypump for the first time in two weeks. Yesterday's bodystep, as I said, went great. Then I did a bike ride to the grocery store and back and then to my son's school and back (30 minutes). While I was at the grocery store, my shoulder started to ache when I was pulling that grocery cart thing for the bike. Nothing bad, but I felt it. This morning I was tidying up after my teen and I picked up his monstrously heavy backpack and carried it to the other room - like 10 steps or so. My shoulder started aching just from carrying that backpack. It's still aching an hour later. Darn it!!!

I've given it rest. It's time to call the doctor. So, on Monday morning I'll call a sports medicine doctor to get this sorted out, darn it!!! I love bodypump. Like really love it. It's my favorite of all the fitness things I do and it's good for me, but right now any pushing or pulling or lifting of the shoulder hurts me. Like a deep interior ache. Moving the arm doesn't (well, now it does as it's re-injured), but adding weight - which of course strength training is all about, hurts it. Wah!

I guess it will be aerobics and running for now until I can get this sorted out. At least I can do that and not be on complete rest. So, once again, for the third time, my husband is going to bodypump without me (he had to miss two weeks for a shoulder injury too. One of a different type).

Well, it happens. Funny to me to have a sports injury as I was not a sports kind of girl and I've been so careful on this journey to take things slow and to do it smart - walking first, slowly building up strength and so on. But, injuries happen and hopefully this one is simple enough to deal with.

Stats for 4/27/12:

Highest weight: 275  Now: 170.2
Total hours worked out in 2012: 78.5/250


  1. I hope your shoulder feels better! I'm super nervous about sports injuries too because I know how serious they can get untreated. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Yikes! I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder and hope the damage isn't permanent - those have a nasty way of popping back up. Heal quickly and well, Melissa!