Anvil or Hammer


Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on May 10, 2008

This week has gone better than the last which was better than the previous. Improvement is good.

I was going to try to cardio on Monday and Wednesday and maybe do some kind of light dumbell workout of Friday.

Monday didn’t happen for scheduling reasons, my one real world class decided to have the final a week early and to mess with class start time. Long story short, I walked the dog and took my exam.

Wednesday I was going to try again at the cardio. I tried rowing, this was out for two reasons. The monitors on the rowers were all dead but also, it was pretty uncomfortable. I tried an elliptical but anything beyond a slow walk was uncomfortable. In hindsight, I wussed out. I never gave it a fair chance.

Friday s Dumbarton day. To be honest, I didn’t want to go. I was getting in a really foul mood. I hadn’t cared what I ate or how much for days. I wasn’t feeling good. Just a bad mood. I got there and couldn’t talk myself into benching. I roamed around for a bit. I found that the requirement that I stay for two hours forced me to do something.

We recently got in this sorta eliptical type thing. I got on that, turned the resistance all the way down and consigned myself to just doing that for the rest of the time. Oddly, it kinda started to feel good. After five minutes I was feeling better mentally, emotionally and physically. I kept going for 15 minutes total. Then i put the wraps and gloves on. 4 round of 3 minutes each on the bag. I’m no golden gloves, that is for sure, but i enjoyed it, sweat a fair bit. it was good. I also did a lot of stretching.

Today, I’m feeling a bit better for the wear. I wouldn’t say I have had any pain today, some tenderness but no pain. Then again I haven’t done anything.  I have two more session next week. I have to make myself do this cardio thing, if only for the blood flow. Right now, I just want to get off ibuprofen and not hurt.

5 Responses to 'Improvements'

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  1. Karianne said,

    Dear Mike,

    It sounds like you are doing better. I really hope so.

    I am having scheduling problems right now too. & I am anxiously waiting for our new machines to come into Curves. They are supposed to be like our own personal trainers. So, I am not putting much effort into exercise right now.

    Hopefully we will both be on track again by the end of the month.

    < Karianne

  2. Scott Styles said,

    Good you got something in, even if light. My experience has been easy sessions are needed to get back in the flow. They also seem to improve my diet if I haven’t been training.

  3. Mike said,

    I would love to be back to normal by the end of the month. It seems like a reasonable goal.
    I’ll be interested to see how your new machines work out for you. Let me know what you think.

    I totally agree Scott. Besides I think the mental value is incalculable for me.

  4. brent said,

    i know i haven’t been commenting a while but would just like you to know that i am eagerly awaiting your return to action

  5. Mike said,

    Brent, don’t sweat not commenting, but I’m glad to know you’re out there. I also eagerly await my return. It’s still going to be a slow climb but I’m looking forward to doing everyone proud once I’m back in shape. I’m gonna miss my goals for the year but I’m taking this whole series of injuries as a lesson, take care of yourself outside the gym, if you don’t you lose time in the gym. i just hope I start to learn quicker than i have in the past, life’s short and i really don’t have time to do this stupid stuff to myself.

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