My knee and shoulder still have not fully recovered, but they are getting better. I remember running the 5K on Friday and afterwards thinking "I SUCK." It was such a terrible time...29:41. The knee didn't bother me while running but this other pain--the one in my shoulders was really bad that day. It felt like someone had taken a spear, put it through my back just below my right shoulder blade and pushed it all the through clear to my chest. No wonder my time was so bad. Who wants to run with a spear through their body?
Anyway, I found a chiropractor and went right after the run. He said my rib bone is out of place. This area seems to be getting sore/going out of place right after I lift weights (push press bench press, etc.). Just what I wanted to hear.....NOT! Since my muscles were too tight, he couldn't adjust me and sent me over to his massage guy instead. Ok fine, another day with the spear. I seem to be tolerating it.
Did I stop working out? Hell no! I only seem to hurt when I'm NOT working out. How strange is that? Here's the recap since my last post:
7/31 7am workout Lynne Five rounds for max reps of: Body weight bench press Pull-ups
55# Bench Press 10,12,11,12,13 (43% of my body weight) Jumping Pull ups 80, 60, 60, 64, 80
7pm workout Capoeria
8/1 7am workout 5K run 29:41
8/2 10am workout TAP OUT: Conditioning for Combat Sports
11am workout Capoeria
8/3 REST DAY
8/4 7pm workout Muay Thai Kickboxing
8/5 7am workout 4 rounds for time of: -400 meter rurn -25 back extensions -25 glute ham sit-ups Time: 16:08
7pm workout Cardio Kickboxing ending with extreme sit-ups
8pm 30 minutes on the bike machine
8/6 5 mile run (yes, miles) Time: 46:00
In addition to the above I've been practicing pull-ups with a new doorway pull-up bar I got. Mostly I'm doing knees to elbows, but I can tell I'm getting closer and closer to doing a real pull-up soon. One thing I discovered is that I get a much better grip with my arms twisted (palms facing me instead of away from me). Doing it this way, I can touch my knees to my elbows every single time starting from a standing position, but not yet from the hanging position.
The bar has also come in handy just for stretching. The rib bone that is out of place seems to be slowly making it's way back into place. Hanging on the bar loosens a lot of things up and takes pressure off the tight areas. Hope it feels ok tomorrow, because it looks like we're gonna have more lifting....yippee!! (There's nothing like tackling one's weakness with a cheerful, positive and enthusiastic attitude!)
Artwork above by Steven Stahlberg. Anyone notice anything strange about it? Post to comments.