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I Was Wearing Headphones

ocrunnergirl

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In my last bloop I was feeling like I was finally getting off the DL. I ran 19.5 miles one week and then boom 💥! Where’s that exploding hot dog when you need it? My whole hamstring was inflamed—top to bottom.

Sigh.

Last week I tried to play nice with it. A 2 mile run, 3 miles ellipticaling and weights. Finally it has started to feel better this week.

I ellipticaled 3 on Tuesday and ran 3 yesterday followed by 2 more on the elliptical. I promised myself just weights today. By the time I got home from work I really didn’t feel like hitting the gym but had no excuse not to.

Changed and headed out. Did a 10 minute warm up on the bike and then hit the machines. Hamstring curl, leg extensions, glute press, abductor/adductor machine and then the leg press machine. Next up was arms. That stupid chest row machine I hate so much. 

I tried a new “machine” where you lay on the bench at a 45 degree angle and lift the bar to your chest. Hard but doable.

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Then I finally got the courage to do bench presses at the gym. I copied a girl who had just finished. Bench just the bar first and then add weight. I’m cracking myself up because all I could add on each side was 7.5 lbs! Seriously?? What kind of 🏋️ weightlifter girl am I? (My friend later told me with the bar that’s 60 lbs.)

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So now I’m feeling pretty happy that I came to the gym. Workout is going well. I’m jamming to my AC/DC playlist. Life is good.

I’m moving on to my favorite machine - the lat pull down- when one of the trainers stops me. I have to pull out my ear phones. He makes note that we’re both wearing pink shirts. He’s always really nice to me and I see him a lot. Tells me I’m doing a great job. 

Today he wants something from me. Says he’s running a Fit-X class for breast cancer awareness and tells me it would really help him if I join. I try to bow out pointing to my hamstring.

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“Trying to do no evil.”

“We’ll modify anything you have an issue with.”

Gah! Cue up the Sucker for Pain song. 

Push up, squat, burpee, thrusters, toe taps, TRX, running, core, boxing, biking. You name it, we did it.

So now I’m laying here on the floor. A gelatinous pile of very tired muscles. Don’t ask me to do one more squat or one more plank or lift one more barbell.

I really thought I was safe. I was wearing headphones.

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There's this guy named Dave on the Loop. He's pretty smart. Maybe you should try what he says?

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I trainer tried that at the gym with me once. I would have loved to have joined in, but I had been only two months out from surgery at that point. Actually, I got that twice. The other time was a yoga invitation. Wasn't cleared to do that, either.

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9 hours ago, garbanzo a gogo said:

I BROKE YOU I'M SORRY I'M SORRY I'M SORRY!!!!!

Well thank goodness you did it. Now I can stop blaming my stupid feet and that rock.

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2 hours ago, Dave said:

There's this thing called resting. Heard of it?

Dave, I feel after knowing me for 8 years that you should know that’s not in my repertoire. I have a family. If I stay active they get to live. 🙄🤣

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2 hours ago, Speet63 said:

There's this guy named Dave on the Loop. He's pretty smart. Maybe you should try what he says?

Yet this Dave doesn’t seem to know me...

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32 minutes ago, Running Nole Fan said:

Bwahahaha!!! Sounds like you actually enjoyed it, though. You did good to help him.

That’s the scary thing! I did enjoy it and apparently I modified it enough not to blow everything up again! Win win!!

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21 minutes ago, eliz83 said:

I trainer tried that at the gym with me once. I would have loved to have joined in, but I had been only two months out from surgery at that point. Actually, I got that twice. The other time was a yoga invitation. Wasn't cleared to do that, either.

I totally get it. I tried a Power Yoga class right before going to see the doctor about my hamstring. In the middle of class after one too many minute long warrior poses on my bad hamstring I rolled my mat up and walked (stormed/stomped) out of class. Oops. 🙄

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14 minutes ago, ocrunnergirl said:

Who knew a bar could weigh so much??

When I started teaching my daughter some weightlifting movements I started with a broomstick 

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My personal trainer moved from a big chain gym to a smaller meathead muscle-y place recently. There's pictures of Arnold in his younger days flexing all over the walls and Spartan-specific training tools. I definitely need to channel some fivestarks badassery when I go in there B| 

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1 hour ago, ocrunnergirl said:

Dave, I feel after knowing me for 8 years that you should know that’s not in my repertoire. I have a family. If I stay active they get to live. 🙄🤣

But the hamstring!!!

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Wait, you took your headphones out?  The people in the weight section of my gym have these stony don't dare look at me, won't even smile a "hello" as you pass on your way to the next station.  
You are obviously too friendly ;)

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Where’s that exploding hot dog when you need it? 

This?  Just added it.  Hope it's the correct one.

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59 minutes ago, Cliff said:

This?  Just added it.  Hope it's the correct one.

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Yes!!!!!! That’s the one!! Thank you!!

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