Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lets sing!

"You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When your sitting' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin' 
When the dealin's done"

I had a gym visit scheduled with a friend for Monday night after work.  However, as I wrote yesterday morning I awoke with a really sore back.  I babied it all morning, packed my gym and headed to work.  The back got worse.  I was struggling to walk upright versus all stooped over. I so looked like a little old lady, I couldn't help but laugh at myself!!!   I took meds...but it didn't seem to help.  SOOOOO with a sadness in my tone (fingers) I texted my friend to cancel the evening gym visit.  

I have been told that I push myself too hard.  That I am too hard on myself.  That I don't cut myself a break.  Today is proof that I DO cut myself a break.  I do know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.  Today was a day to fold 'em and walk away!.

The days where I'm just too lazy. Hold sit tight and hold those cards!   The days where I have a gazillion things to do at the house.....sit tight and hold them cards.  The days where my legs feel like lead weights....KEEP the cards in your hand!   

The trick about pain is figuring out if it's a pain from using it or a serious pain that needs to be 'rested'.   I'd wager a bet that 90% of the pain that sidelines the average person is pain simply aches from suddenly starting to use our bodies in a healthy way!  THAT pain is not worthy of stopping.

My back...yeah, considering a few years ago my back went out and I struggled to do simple tasks like putting my pants on.....standing up.  I'm not quite that bad...but I'm only one or two days  of healing past those first painful days!!!! Yeah, this calls for some rest.  

So what does this mean for my Paws on the Pavement 5k that I'm registered for this Saturday?   As of right now I'm still hoping and planning on running it. (I'm really taking it easy and hoping that I feel well enough on Saturday)  I had been hoping to PR it...I would still LOVE to do that but in light of this new development, I'm thinking running it would be a victory!   If I can't run it...walking sounds like a plan.  And if walking is not an option for me...then I will just consider my 25 bucks well spent on a charity for animals!

So exercise right now is on hold.  Maybe tomorrow.....we shall see.  The sad part...last year with my plantars fasciitis, I was able to hop on my bike and ride in lieu of running.  Well....my road bike....yikes bent over in a position...OUCH just thinking about that makes my back hurt right now!

Trying to keep track of my calories really closely since exercise is a bit of a bust right now!!!!!


timothy said...

hang in hon and get well so you can do the 5k and whatever your time just doing it IS a victory!

Cathy said...

That was one of my most favoritest songs when I was a little kid. And thanks to you, I'll be singing it the rest of the day. :-)

Tricia Coniglio said...

I loved that song growing up! and still today :)

U R right, many peeps don't know the difference between the two pains. Sometimes they push themselves when it's an injury and hurt themselves or sit out cuz of soreness and don't receive the benefit they could have.

Smart move on knowing the difference!