Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't Call It a Comeback

I've had "Momma Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J stuck in my head over the last few days, especially that one line. This whole fitness thing is a lot of ebb and flow, between not being motivated, being sick or being too busy. Yesterday, I had a flu shot around 12:30. By 3:30, my arm was in total pain. I read online that they administer the flu shot directly into a muscle, which is why it gets so sore. I decided to skip the 30 Day Shred last night (ha! plank on that arm? ha!) and again this morning, even though I'm feeling better. I don't want to push it. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical last night as well as this morning. Today was supposed to be a running day, but because I run near/around my university's football stadium, and we're having a Thursday night football game, that wasn't going to happen. I went to the gym and attempted to make nice with the treadmill. Nope, couldn't do it. I gave up after about 2 minutes of uncertainty and just went on the elliptical. I'll attempt my run tomorrow, and then again on Sunday.

I'm going to the doctor today. It's time for my annual checkup, plus I really want to talk to her about my exercise induced asthma. I've been battling asthma since I was 3. What I had when I was a child was ridiculous, but it got better as I grew up. The only time my asthma started bothering me again was when I moved from Florida to West Virginia and started walking up the hills and steps in and around campus. I needed to get an emergency inhaler for those attacks (and still, I didn't do anything about my weight. D'oh!). Since I've lost weight and gotten more fit, it isn't much of an issue anymore, but since it's gotten cooler (and now colder) my asthma kicks it into high gear after a run. I get kind of wheezy and raspy and (TMI) really phlem-y. So, I want to discuss this with her, because I don't want my asthma to stand in the way of me kicking my fitness into high gear. Wish me luck!

10 comments:

dadivastreet said...

Good for you, still got in some exercise, sore arm & all! Hope all goes well with your visit! Thanks for the comment & wishing you much luck!

Anastasia Beaverhausen said...

From one asthmatic to another, one hint an allegist told me is to cut our dairy and citric acid before activity, these help coat the throat and store mucus. Actually, he told me to ban it all together. Soy mile has helped reduce this prolem, but living in Wisconsin, everything covered in cheese.

kikimonster said...

I can't give up my dairy! I'm such a milk/cheese-aholic. Thanks for the advice though.

Just_Kelly said...

Good luck at your doctor’s appointment, hopefully they can figure something out so you can continue to exercise how you like through the winter.

And yes I was a crazy camper. In fact, I was an organizer of the crazy campers till a certain point when I had a philosophical difference and split with the group. It's a long, long, long story. I'll e-mail you it sometime :-)

Jason said...

I can't speak too much about asthma because I don't have it, but if it is any consolation I get phlegmie too.

My wife actually makes fun of me as I am a big supporter of snot rockets and phlegm :) There is not a run that goes by that I don't have to blow my nose or get rid of the phlegm. The cold just exacerbates the problem.

Yeah I know...TMI...

Cammy said...

If I can make peace with the elliptical, you can conquer the treadmill. :)

Good luck with your doctor visit. I'm sure y'all can figure out *something* to make it all better.

...to Lose 80 Pounds said...

Good luck with figuring out the asthma issue. My 9-year old nephew has it bad and has to have breathing treatments often. Poor guy.

Hey...what's the snowflake sprint? (assuming it's a 5k?) Good for you!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Oh no, good luck! I hope you get some answers, and feel better soon!

MizFit said...

how was the appt? and YES.

Im still singing LL in my head.

and visualizing his pecs (yeahISaidIt)

Devon said...

Flu shots are the devil. My arm was killing me for a few days! One of my co-workers kept reminding me to rub my arm and move it to get the fluid moving and it was still really sore.