What is up with the weather this year? Are other parts of the country experiencing this trend?
I am going to try and find a balance between work and fun tomorrow (maybe a movie in the evening...) I am also going to try and hit up a noon time spinning class.
BAD NEWS~I apparently injured my groin area during Body Pump on Sunday. I woke up yesterday (Monday) feeling VERY sore, but just figured it was because I haven't done "proper" weight lifting in a LONG time. But today when I woke up still feeling sore (especially in the groin area) I knew something was wrong. However, being the crazy person I am, I attempted to run (on the treadmill) and almost immediately had to stop because I was in SO much pain!! I decided to stop running because I learned the hard way that running on a body part that hurts only leads to a much, MUCH worse injury. I jumped on the elliptical and felt no pain, so I continued for 20 minutes and the climbed stairs for another 20.
I looked up a few articles on groin injuries and found this one to be pretty good. According to the article I must have strained (stretched the muscle beyond its limits) the muscle during Body Pump. As for treating the pain, they suggest the "RICE" method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate). I sure hope I don't have to "rest" from running for too long because I don't want to lose too much training time. Although, I guess a few days of running "rest" is in order and maybe some yoga.
Have any of you experienced groin pain? What have you done to resolve the problem?
Tonight's dinner included "make your own salad" from Whole Foods.
I put cranberry couscous salad
and string bean salad
and orzo salad
and grape leaves
on top of a bed of veggies!
Mmmm BEST easy weeknight dinner!!!
Enjoy the snow or if you live in some place warm enjoy laughing at us!