18 August 2008

I Can't Stomach This

photo of a line of black cats walking through an alleyWell, it’s official I’m out of commission for the week. In other words, I can’t workout like I would like. You see, on Saturday I happened to strain my stomach muscles. If you have ever done this, you will know how painful that can be. Now for the $10,000 question: how did I do this? Was it while trying to build a retaining wall for the berm in our backyard? Was it by hauling concrete in a wheel barrel? No, I contrived to do it in the most unmanly way possible: I washed my hair.

I know, you’re asking yourself how can anyone possibly strain a stomach muscle while washing their hair? When I just wash my hair and don’t take a shower, I end up leaning over the side of the tub with my head under the spout and balance myself on the side of the tub. It was while I was doing this, that I happened to put too much strain on my muscles and they just didn’t like that all too well. I stood-up and I immediately felt the intense pain. The last time that this happened, it took just over a week to fully recover.

Next Time: The thing that really confuses me (and it doesn’t take much these days)...

10 comments:

  1. Luxor's Mom: I wash my hair that way, too! And I'm always straining my back!

    Best wishes with feeling better soon! ;-)

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  2. I have pulled back muscles several times getting out of the shower. You have to be really careful in there!

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  3. Lux: I've done that too. Thanks, it's getting better each day. I just want to start exercising again. It's amazing how many different ways we use our stomach muscles.

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  4. Jaya: Tell me about it. I still can't believe that it happened. As I explain in the later posts, I exercise my stomach muscles extensively, so it comes as a shock that this would happen. Thanks for stopping by:)

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  5. Patricia Rockwell: I know, I have washed my hair like that so many times, that I don't even think about supporting myself better. Thanks for visiting:)

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  6. I feel for you! I've been dealing with a sciatica nerve issue.. in my tush of all places. Thank goodness for pain med and the hot tub, otherwise, I'd be a blubbering mess of a mom.

    I have washed my hair just as you described hundreds of times over the years... my fear, and I've almost done it a few times, is when the hand bracing yourself is wet and "slips" on the tub.. I'm always afraid I'll pull something or knock my head.

    Hope you heal quickly!

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  7. Judi: I'm really sorry to hear that. Judging from my past history, my injury will get better within a week. How long will yours take to heal? As to the hand slipping...been there, done that. My head went right into the spout; had a nice bruise for a while. Have fun in your hot tub, wish we had one. Hope you get better real soon!

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  8. Hope your better quickly. And, for the record, tell everyone in RL you were hauling concrete. :)

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  9. Da Old Man: Thanks. LOL, I will, it sounds so much better...muy macho:)

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  10. That IS an odd way to injure yourself. Hope you feel better soon!

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