It’s been a rough few weeks. I aggravated my shoulder, probably the rotator cuff I mentioned in a previous entry, but have been unable to workout. Other than some stretching the key was rest. The weather has been so scattered I am sure that didn’t help. Of course we had a beautiful weekend, rare in Ohio, and I was oncall. Thinking the weather had turned of course I was ready to shed the jackets and sweatshirts and hair. Was looking forward to the Monday when I was freed from oncall (a work term meaning you are on the hook 24×7 for any major problems). Monday wasn’t bad (other than spending $400 on tires and repairs to my car). Tuesday however was chillier than I expected and damp… So, I ended up with a little cold.
Well this dang cold just won’t quit. Every time I think I have it squashed it stands back up. The worst part is that I know having a stubborn cold is not uncommon but considering my history… It would seem that the lack of working out is definitely a huge factor. This seems pretty plausible since just weeks before I was around Strep Throat, never changed my dosage but was still working out 90 minutes a day, and never came down with any symptoms.
This is posted in keeping with documenting progress and anything I have learned in case it might help others that have been knocked down by this CVIDS and TM crap.
04.30.2007 – I’m back…. dropped the weight and increased reps for the moves that aggravate the rotator cuff, also more time off between sets (blogged this between sets). —- spoke too soon… 30 minutes from finishing and get called to work….
Well it’s actually been a good start back. I dropped the weight on movements like flyes but I was able to bump up the weight on my back and leg workouts . One other observation. Man I had a bad case of the sweats a year ago, really bad. The temperature actually rose here before July, okay just kidding but yesterday was in the mid 70’s . A year ago, walking to the front door would have generated sweat. Yes I broke a sweat working out but that was really the only time and even at that it was what I would have expected from working out.