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Can you even pull that muscle?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

So, I was doing my 30 Day Shred video last night; getting way into it. I can do more push ups (on my knees, but who cares!) and decided to really dig in deep for the whole video and see if I couldn't knock it out of the park. During some squats, I made the effort to really fire off the correct muscles and squeeze at the top and suddenly, I was on a chair, writhing in agony. I pulled.... my butt.

My husband came home about 10 minutes later to find me prone on the exercise mat. I am so lucky I married a kinesiology major! He helped me to stretch out and didn't laugh (much).

Thankfully, I woke up today in a much happier state. I took the dog out for a nice long walk, wanting to stretch the muscle out as best as I could. It was a gorgeous brisk morning and out of the blue, I decided to see if I could jog a little. It wasn't much and it was a lot of stop-starting, but I could see how much she loved it and it felt great to have the cold air on my face. How can I deny this face??

Another sparker and I are planning on doing a 5k in February; official training to start in December. I am a little nervous, but mostly excited! I would much rather do a race in winter than any other time of year (even though winter in South Texas is not much to talk about). It will feel amazing to knock out a goal.

So, what's the moral of this tail? (see what I did there) Warm up more than you think you need to. Protect your assets.
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  • no profile photo CD13961612
    Owwww your dog is cute! Enjoy her presence!
    2331 days ago
  • GINGKO711
    Yeah, it's tricky knowing how hard to push yourself. I'm not sure there's an easy way to tell the difference between I'm-too-tired versus I-might-hurt-myself. Hopefully that muscle stays where it belongs!
    2363 days ago
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