A little history about me today...a long time ago, I hit my head, and ended up hurting my neck somehow. I have had problems off and on for years now. Sometimes I can't turn my head at all, or even lift my arm. All my X-rays and MRIs show nothing on the side that hurts (but a surprising amount of things on the side that doesn't) so no one has really been able to help.
I have been to multiple drs and ended up at a pain clinic. The Dr. asked me to take a break from working out to see if that triggered it at all. While I assured him it didn't, as I was having issue from before I ever started running, I took said break. I was running about 25 miles a week, and doing some weights 3x a week before the break. I got what I believed was a miraculous steroid injection, but it only lasted 8 days. 3 months went by, and we attempted it again. The second time, there was no relief, AND my neck got stuck a few days later. I was still stuck at my follow up appointment. Some manual manipulation was attempted, but no relief was found. It came unstuck about 3 weeks later. I decided I had enough for now. I told the Dr. I would call him when my neck was stuck, thanked him, and left.
I decided that I needed to get back to my routines. Unfortunately , it was zero degrees out. Really, who wants to start running outside again when it is that cold?? Not me! A few outdoor attempts were made, with horrifying disgust at myself for wanting to quit so soon. Back to the gym I went! My gym uses little keys in the machines. The keys store your routine and weight amounts, which I love! I have never liked bringing my little notebook along with me with my routines in it. I got my key updated and started with my weights again. They also have a few treadmills and ellipticals to do quick little 15 minute cardio routines. It makes it nice and easy to get in and out. Ideally, I would like to do my weights and some easy cardio, come home and run with my dogs. I'm not there yet, but I will be soon!
Monday's, I am up particularly early. Today, I made it to the gym at 4:50, did 30 minutes of weights and 15 cardio. Tonight, I will be walk/ running on the treadmill during an episode of Downton Abby on the iPad. I would like to run at least 3 miles. Here's to getting back in the swing of things!