Wednesday, July 06, 2011
It's been a long two and one half months, but as of yesterday evening, I'm back at Spin class.
Honestly, it's been over two months since I've done any Cardio.
I may have mentioned the last time I did Spin, what turned out to be Tendinitis in my right foot, was so painful I was on the verge of tears, but I stayed through the class - probably like a moron.
Any cardio hurt, so I stopped doing it....altogether. (It's an Airplane joke, folks.) I would love to say I missed cardio - but that'd be a lie. I missed the routine of it, but not the act of it. I missed Andy.
Of course, Andy only did Spin class. I stopped treadmill, stairmaster and elliptical. I actually had to - that is how much pain there was.
I finally saw a doc who I thought told me to take 800mg of ibuprofen a day. It turns out he said it incorrectly or I did not hear him correctly. It was supposed be take 800 three times a day. 2400mg. Quite a difference.
...and it has made all the difference. Is it 100% better? Noooooooooooo.
Can I make it through an airport without cursing under my breath that I had to walk 4000 yards? Sometimes. Which is better, because before it was all the time.
So I have been a week almost entirely pain free. Not completely, but mostly. So I went for it.
Adny did a double take as I walked in the class and took my rightful seat in the front of the room. He started to say something and I said, "no snarky comments". He just shut his jaw.
In truth, he's seen me at the gym and has known of my "situation". He's been kind and even though he's a doctor of teeth and such, he gets disease states.
Let me tell you - a few months of no cardio, then jumping back into it, leaves one tired, winded, thirsty and totally wiped out. But I made it through with no major pain.
I'll try again Saturday to see if I can keep this up......or I can keep my waistline down. ....and to see Andy.
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