I didn't know how bad I looked 'til I insisted we stop for a drink and I went into the bathroom and YIKES! Oh well, too late we'd already ordered.
Anyways, I ended up with handlebar marks across both thighs and my left elbow wouldn't straighten. I was a sincere mess. It took a year for that darn elbow to straighten out and every once in a while it decides to screw up my life for a few days.
Sometimes I'll be doing push-ups or a chest press and it'll "catch" and I have to slowly extend it to straighten it. Then, not nearly as often but on occasion, it won't extend at all and is really painful as well as really weak. Well, that was the case this time.
I woke up Wednesday morning and my arm wouldn't straighten and it hurt to put pressure on it or to lift it or anything else up. Putting on a sports bra became an event as was even putting on my name tag at work. Whew! You could really see the difference between the 2 arms.
It began to release a little that night and was even better on Thursday and on Friday. Saturday, it's probably as straight as it will ever be and most of the pain has dissipated. No, I didn't take anything for it. I try not to 'cuz I don't want to mask the pain if I do something wrong, for lack of a better word here. Thats just me folks, if you need to take something, do so. I'm no Dr. We all deal with things in our own way. The arm is straight now, but when I try to lift weights at least doing chest flys, it clicks and catches quite a bit.
We did a little personality quiz as part of a team building thing at work. This was to show us why we are the way we are and why we have some difficulties with co-workers, on occasion. The way they teach, talk, encounter, etc.
Well, I'm a Trendsetter apparently with a primary of Innovator. Meaning, I like to try new and different things, I don't like to constantly do the same ole, tired thing over & over.
Yup, thats me!
This exercise was to show us, not only our type, but our co-workers types so we can better understand their ways and maybe learn from (and better tolerate) their type of being and teaching. Kinda cool. I think more than a few of us had an "A-HA!" moment. Pretty interesting stuff. We'll see if we can all better appreciate each other now.
More Mom saga these days. The talk now is that she may not be able to go back to her assisted living apt. She may have to go to an Adult Care facility. Not quite a nursing home, but just before it. I hope this isn't the case but the fact of the matter is that she won't listen to anyone at home and is so weak in her legs.
We've tried & tried to get her to exercise when she goes back home and all we get is either a raspberry or told to shut up.
I went to see her at the re-hab facility and we talked about it some. She doesn't want to go to another place, and I don't blame her, but she even admitted that she hadn't taken any of this seriously and she's done this to herself. Thankfully, a moment of clarity.
It's not so funny to her anymore, or us for that matter.
It frightens me to think of her going into a home. Frankly, I think that would be the final thing to losing her. I get that she's 92 years old, running with some dementia, and such, but she does have some cognitive skills. She can regain some strength if she works at it.
To be honest here, I'm terrified. But we were able to take her back to her assisted living residence but she's sort of "on probation" and the stove/oven has been unplugged.
Dodged a bullet there.
I'm gonna try & take a "Tabata" workout class this week & see what I can do. I'm really getting excited about working this new knee of mine.
Tabata training is an all out interval workout. Originally intended as a 4 minute workout, with 20 sec.s hard work followed by a 10 sec. recovery repeated 8 times & done.. So intense you don't need anymore time. We've morphed it into a 45 min. workout with 4-5 rounds of of the 20/10 ratio with a 5 min. active recovery in between each of the 4 min. sets.
Well, thats it for now. Make it a favulous week and try to make someone else's day.