Category Archives: Injuries

Workout – 8/30/14

The night of my last run, July 7th, I got injured.  It ended up becoming a staph infection in my left shin.  It was so bad, and my doctors botched the Rx so terribly, that it took me 6 weeks … Continue reading

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Ready To Crawl Up From Rock Bottom

On June 21, 2006, I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting. At that time, I weighed 232.4 pounds. (That was better than the 242 pounds that I weighed on April 21, 2003. But, I was still a tub of goo, … Continue reading

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My Aching Neck & Shoulder!

My rear neck and right shoulder are still a mess.  In fact, today, it hurts worse than it did in the two days prior.  It’s screaming right now. On Sunday, I tried Tylenol and Schreiner’s Herbal Solution. No luck there. … Continue reading

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Half Full Or Half Empty?

My shoulder is still really smarting today.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that I got on the scale this AM and it read 176.2 pounds.  And, that’s better than where I have been recently. Maybe I should … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/19/13

This was a disaster.  I finally got out at 4 PM today for a run.  And, when I started, my legs felt heavy and it was hard to run since I was running into to wind.  (I hate running against … Continue reading

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Schreiner’s Herbal Solution for Horses & Farm Stock – And People?

Have you heard of Schreiner’s Herbal Solution? My acupuncturist has recommended that I use it for some trouble spots. Most recently, she suggested it for the pain that I have been having in my wrist. Of course, once she suggested … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 13

It’s been a rough last three days or so. Thursday night, I hurt my back at my son’s Little League game.  It was pretty bad. The next day, Friday, it was better.  I had to work all day and then, … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 11

It’s been 6 days since I’ve been to the gym.  And, it’s been 8 days since I had a good weight-lifting session and 3 days since I had any exercise at all.  My back is better – but not 100%.  … Continue reading

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Latissimus Dorsi Stretches

My back is much better – but, it’s still not 100% and I can feel it. To avoid this situation happening again, I’m going to try and remember to do some of the following lat stretches before I hit the gym … Continue reading

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Acupuncturist To The Rescue!

I went to an acupuncturist for my back troubles yesterday. And, while I am not 100% cured, I think her treatment helped me a lot. I have some pain this (Sunday) morning – but, nothing like what I had on … Continue reading

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Serratus Anterior & Latissimus Dorsi Pain

So, on Thursday, two days ago, I hurt my serratus anterior muscle on the right side.  It felt like I was shot. After that, I loaded up with naproxen sodium and used a heating pad on it.  I also coated … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 5

I went to the gym at 7:20 AM today. It was cold, dark and damp out when I left. There was a chill in the air and it just felt raw outside. First thing I did when I arrived was … Continue reading

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Shin Cramps

Around 5 hours after my run yesterday, I had the worst shin cramps ever.  Seriously, I was screaming out in pain because they were so bad. I popped a couple of naproxen sodium and that seemed to help. I think … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 48 (Part II)

The sun came out – so, I decided to try and make a bad situation a better one.  And, I went for a 5K run on my “lunch break.” Before I went, I had the heating/massage pad on my right IT … Continue reading

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Not Just What I Kneeded

I got my answer.  When I woke up this morning my right knee was stiff and it hurts. I did not take a naproxen sodium last night.  Maybe I should have?  Maybe I should be taking it for a while? … Continue reading

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Right Knee Not So Right

My right knee bothered me last Sunday, while running.  But, it seemed O.K. in the gym yesterday. Then came last night and this morning. It was stiff, but not terrible, after dinner yesterday.  And, then, this morning, when I woke … Continue reading

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Achoo, My Aching Back

I really thought my back was better when I woke up this morning.  Maybe it wasn’t 100%?  But, it was closer to 90% than it’s been over the last five days or so. And, then, I sneezed this morning.  Oh, … Continue reading

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Starting 2012 With Back Pain

I am now on “Day 3″ of my back issue.  It’s much better than it was on Friday – where I was pretty much immobile and screaming with pain when I tried to move.  But, it still hurts. Today, the … Continue reading

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Closing The Year On The Shelf

The rib cage thing has now spread to my back.  I can’t even get out of a chair or turn while standing without screaming out in pain. I’m loading up on Naproxen Sodium and have covered the entire area with Zheng Gu … Continue reading

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2011: A Good Workout Year With A Bummer Endnote

I’m in a bad place right now. I did something to my left rib cage. I’m not sure when and how it started. I want to say it was at least a week ago where I felt like I tweaked/pulled/strained … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 23

Today was supposed to be a total body dumbbells day.  But, the gym was pack when I got there at 9:30 AM.  (Day after Thanksgiving – so, no shocker that it was jammed.)  As such, I did the best that … Continue reading

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Unwelcome Surprise Back Attack

Yesterday, after work and dinner, I was prepared to hit the gym.  In fact, I was minutes away from leaving when I stopped to pick something up, off the floor, that my 7-year old son left (misplaced). No biggie.  I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 5

Went to the gym after dinner – after a taxing day at work. While there, I did three sets each of the following: Bench Press Low Cable Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Icarian Leg Extensions Hammer MTS Kneeling … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 55

Still carrying those unwanted four extra pounds, and given the way I have been stuffing myself lately, I wanted to get back in the exercise swing today. But, my neck wasn’t going to allow me to go to the gym. … Continue reading

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Rhomboideus Pain

I did something to my rhomboideus minor. Not sure if I strained or pulled it last time I was in the gym? Or, maybe I slept on it funny? Or, it could be from bad posture using the PC or … Continue reading

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