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Monday, March 8, 2010

Me and Flick...

I have always been active and in fairly good shape. I never thought about how the last six months of inactivity would affect my body. I was spending too much time thinking and not moving. Ouch, but that has taken a toll.

We have been cleaning out the garage for several weeks in anticipation of an inspection, and yesterday was the longest cleaning day we've had. This morning I couldn't move. Major lower back spasms. Majorly painful. Never had anything like this before. I've been doing some very careful and slow stretching as well as moving around slowly. I can't remember if it's heat or ice I need. Going to look that up next.

I'll be pulling out the walking shoes and the exercise mat soon. When I can move again. Right now I'm kinda stuck.

(Image from "A Christmas Story.")


  1. Oh no! I always seem to get injured when I haven't been exercising much. Then I can't move enough to exercise, and before you know it, I haven't gotten off the couch for a month. So best of luck. And I think you're supposed to alternate hot and cold, using neither for more than 10 minutes. Although I do anyway.

  2. I really should have seen this coming. I knew I wasn't active enough, but I did think I could stand a bit of cleaning! I think the real culprit is the chair I sit in while at the computer. My back has complained about it before. I just didn't listen. Thankfully, the spasms did stop yesterday, and today I am just very sore. I plan to keep icing/heating and moving carefully for the next few days. After that, it's time to get moving!!