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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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1 hour ago, StinaQ said:

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 ;)

Jeez....I’m such a newbie at lifting. I’ll work on my mean girl face.

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4 hours ago, DrWhiskers said:

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| 

Awww!! You say the sweetest things!! 😍

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4 hours ago, NavEng said:

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

Too bad you don’t live closer. I’d love someone to teach me correct form and technique.

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21 hours ago, ocrunnergirl said:

Jeez....I’m such a newbie at lifting. I’ll work on my mean girl face.

Nah.  I think its time the standard was changed.  I'll keep smiling at the gym if you will too.  

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I guess you could upgrade to the big headphones but then we wouldnt be able to hear fun stories like this! Please don’t change who you are...we don’t like boring! 

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Wow, that list of exercises would require a ton of modifications to not aggravate the hamstring issue. How did you feel the next day?

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On 10/28/2017 at 10:00 PM, skinnyLLegs said:

I guess you could upgrade to the big headphones but then we wouldnt be able to hear fun stories like this! Please don’t change who you are...we don’t like boring! 

Thanks! I like finding the humor in things.

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8 hours ago, RunSplendidly said:

Wow, that list of exercises would require a ton of modifications to not aggravate the hamstring issue. How did you feel the next day?

It was pretty good the next day. Squats with weight are my nemesis right now. (And running) I just tried not to squat real low.

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If you start ripping sleeves off your shirts and talking about your "pre-workout" supplements and carrying around a gallon jug of water everywhere we may have to hold an intervention. 

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21 hours ago, Gonzo Runner said:

If you start ripping sleeves off your shirts and talking about your "pre-workout" supplements and carrying around a gallon jug of water everywhere we may have to hold an intervention. 

Brah, what are you trying to say? Should I have my bro-skis get in touch with you?

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