jeffsoesbe (jeffsoesbe) wrote,
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The "listen to your body" report

So, I'm at the fitness center this morning before work and as I'm warming up on the elliptical I get this thought of "I'm a little beat today, maybe I should just do aerobics and not lift weights" (today was a leg day). But I say "naaah, go for it". (You know what's coming, don't you?)

Later, I'm on the adductor machine (the one where you bring your knees together against resistance, or as I call them the "squeezies"), and I'm doing the first part fast to build explosive strength because I want to get back to playin volleyball in the spring.

And something goes "ping". Or, rather "grounch". I get out of the machine and realize that I strained a groin muscle, and it's bad enough that I can't lift any more.

I'm not incapacitated, but definitely sore. The Advil and red wine haven't completely taken the edge off. I'm limping around a bit and it will take a couple days to recover.

Moral of the story: Listen to your body when it says "You know, Yeff, maybe today should be an easy day." Your body knows best.
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