Yesterday, I not only got my Guilt-Xbox-workout in, but I went for a walk-run-whatever on my treadmill for two miles too (and decided that I really need to do this sort of thing outside. Walking for two miles feels like nothing outside, but walking-running on a treadmill feels like going 10 miles.) I was well on my way to hit my 10,000 steps goal, and feeling pretty good about things! Then I went to take a shower.
Mid-lather-rinse, I felt my right shoulder blade area kinda tweak. Just a tensing. I didn't think much of it until it got tighter and tighter. Basically, I got a charlie-horse on my back. I didn't even know that was possible! I've had them in my calves and arches of my feet, and I know how to deal with them, you push as hard as possible on the offending tweaker until it releases.
But how does one do that when it's behind you?
So there I was, dripping bubbles and saying things I won't repeat (but they were really creative, for the record.) I couldn't just jump out and find a solution with this much shampoo in my hair... so I played "Beat the Clock" with my back, trying to rinse, condition, rinse, lather my body and get out before I died.
By the end, I could hardly raise my right arm and the muscle spasm had affected my rib cage all the way to the front (you know when you get a pinched lung on the front, and you can't take a full breath? It was this, but on the back! Never had that before!) I managed to rinse off, tie a few towels on me, and go hobble-gasping to my husband who was still home with the flu, and beg him to get my back to release.
By then, though, it was really too late. I don't know if getting him to help earlier would have averted disaster, or not... but I just HAD to get clean! I ended up spending the rest of the day in bed with an icepack and a mega dose of Advil. It did help, because by the evening I was puttering around and cleaning.
Still, this morning it's not happy and I'm not working out.
And I'm telling everyone I sprained my back washing my hair. That's right, I have that much hair! Heh.