Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Back In The Groove

Yesterday was a pretty good workout day, esp considering yesterday was MONDAY! I got in a quick 3 mile run right after work. Well, technically, I ran the first 2.5 and walked the last .5 with Rylie when she got of the bus from school (I got off to a late start). I stretched really well and then I went ahead and did P90X Core Synergistics. Let's just say I'm pretty sore today...but it's a good sore. Ah, I miss this feeling. ;)

Tonight I'm getting a third MRI on my neck since '05. My doctor has been treating me for neck issues since my last car wreck back in February and things just aren't getting better. I've been through a third round of physical therapy, I've taken steriods, and I refuse to get another round of cortisone injections. I had 3 back in '05. I was pain free for about 6 weeks...but the side effects (horrible acne and a 30 pound weight gain) lasted for nearly a year! NEVER. again. I hate getting MRIs. I hate having to hold completely still for 45 min - an hour while they take all the pictures. I usually end up having muscle spasms and it takes way longer than it is supposed to. And I have a feeling this MRI isn't going to be a whole lot different than the others. Sigh....

Well, I hope everyone is having a great week. Oh, and if you want to read a really BAD ASS race report, check out my buddy John's race report from the Beach 2 Battleship 2009 Half Ironman here - nothing short of amazing! Way to go, John!!

Monday, November 9, 2009: 3 mile run, P90X Core Synergistics

6 comments:

jamie @ sweatyhugs said...

Woohooo on your run + P90X! I hope the docs are able to figure out how to help your neck...minus the injections. :(

celmore said...

Neck pain drives me nuts. Hope your MRI goes well.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

hope the MRI goes well, i'm not a fan of them either...

Carolina John said...

hey thanks for the link lurve ashley!

hang in there re: neck pain. have you ever tried an upper cervical chiropractor?

Oz Runner said...

great job getting a run in and P90X...never had an MRI, not sure i'd want to sit still that long either...

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear you started your week off right! Sorry to hear about the neck issues.