Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Just say no to bowlers lunges
Sunday night we did a strength session of Chalean Extreme and in it were some bowlers lunges. Now as soon as I heard the cue for them, all of these red flags went off in my brain not to do them. I knew they did something screwy to me but I couldn't remember what. I thought they just made my legs sore the next day and figured I could handle that so I proceeded.
Monday, I felt like my right ankle needed to crack and halfway through our workout, I was greeted with a stabbing pain that shot up the back of my calf from my ankle. I had to stop and have the Mr kind of yank it a little like the chiro will sometimes do and it seemed okay. I continued on and a few minutes later got a little shooter again. Great. So I continue on the balls of my feet and as long as I didn't put any pressure on the back of my heel, I was okay. I rolled and did an ankle massage before bed.
We were set to do a strength last night and I knew if I didn't have a DVD guiding me, I'd slack and the Mr said he wanted something slightly more challenging so we popped in Atletica by Powerstrike. It was okay even with the lighter weights but with all of the leg work, I could feel the back of my leg getting a little irritated with me. It backed off when I did a zillion squats and then my right knee was like "is there room for another at the pain party, yo?" I cut out the last two exercises, which frankly, I could've done but I was over it and it'd been 40 minutes so I was done. I went to get on my balance board to see if my ankle could take it.
Cue Simon and Garfunkel...
"Hello Achilles Tendinitis my old friend...."
I iced it as soon as we came up and it was mad at me just standing to make dinner so that was fun.
|Mahi fish tacos and Brussels|
I put the ice back on it after dinner and sleeved up with the compression gear. I did some ultra sound on it before bed to help speed healing. I know I can get this under control within a week if I'm good and I don't have a choice, we've got places to go soon so I need to be healed up.
So under no circumstances am I to ever do bowlers lunges again. I want to, they feel challenging when I'm doing them but bottom line is my ol' bod just can't take them. Rat bastard. I hate feeling limited by some moves like that.
Now I have to figure out what cardio I can get in the rest of the week. I might have to break down and do yoga on Friday instead of cardio so I can pair it with Saturday's rest day. Then if I do upper body strength Sunday it'll be like a 3 day rest for it.
On a completely unrelated note, I'm listening to this.
On another unrelated note, tomorrow is Sleepy Hollow's season 3 premiere. HELLS YEAH! Tom's dropping the wig and while I wasn't a fan at first, his longer than Tom's/shorter than Ichabod's hair hath grown on me.
What exercise moves don't agree with you? (Or is it just me?)
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