Thursday, 22 November 2007

What Was I Thinking?!

I hadn't been in the gym in a while, so yesterday when Esther said she was going I thought, hey, I'll join you! I ran for a half an hour on the treadmill in the new bounce shoes, then got into an upper body workout.

I was feeling good, so of course did what I normally do 3 sets of 12: pull ups, seated rows, bench press with bar, one arm bench press on the ball, pushups and flys. No problemo.....until I got into the car and went to drive. Hmmm....why are my arms shaking?? Oh, ohhhhhh....

When I woke up this morning I could feel my pecs, shoulders and whatever muscle that is in front where your arms attach. I had a swim session this morning so figured it would help work things out. Riiiiiight...

I didn't feel too bad in the pool, so, yep, you guessed it, pushed myself. Big mistake.... (At least I had some rest moments when I was fartin around with my stupid goggles cause I couldn't get the darned seal right!)

How tired and in pain are my arms? Well today at work I told someone I'd bring them the scotch tape holder....I extended my arm to reach for the holder, picked it up and just about fell to the floor screaming in pain, haha. I could barely lift it! I swear it felt like 20 lbs!! Ow. Ow. Ow. Too funny. Needless to say I took a ribbing for that one.

Oh yeah, I'm Ms. Big Tuff Ironman - can't even lift a wee scotch tape holder! Sheesh.


  1. Ms. BTI. Love it! I think we have a new winner in the nickname sweepstakes.

    Remember, anything worth doing is worth overdoing once in a while.

  2. oh Susi, how can I ever THANK you. It appears that since I totally bagged the last three days due to being a tired, bitchy, over worked, mommy cow with endless interviews with teachers, and admin "folk" - which including sharing the air I breath with an ex ;) .... that you did my workouts FOR ME - and in doing so - I feel absolutely guiltless. Just in case Greag is reading - i am gonna really work hard this weekend :) and my life is returning to normal - i might even swim next week.