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#juneathon day 10 – The End?

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I’m writing this one from my phone, so excuse the lack of beautiful formatting.

I pretty much feel like an idiot right now.

The stabbing pain that started on Saturday and got worse on Sunday had eased a little, though I could still feel it, so I decided to risk Roller Derby practice. I was really looking forward to it and convinced myself I’d take it easy.

We arrived at 7pm and 40 minutes later I was sat in a bench trying not to cry with an ice pack on my thigh.

I skated up and down for about 15 minutes, I could feel the ache, especially when I lifted my left leg, but hey, what could go wrong? Today’s coach asked us to do a couple of knee drops before we got to stretches, and as I went down on my left knee my thigh just exploded in pain. Unignorable pain.

So I limped off, was given an ice pack by someone and a Hello Kitty tissue to sort out my eyeliner by my friend and my day was over.

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As of this morning I can barely walk as I can’t bend my leg, but Deep Heat and Deep Freeze which I was sent to try and haven’t yet got around to have become my new best friends (and the smell isn’t as bad as I remember from when I was a kid, in fact I quite like it) the Deep Freeze is a particular life saver as I’m travelling and don’t have an ice pack to hand. Though I did spend some time with a pack of frozen peas clasped to my thigh in the car.

So is my Juneathon over? Well, yes in the way I wanted to do it. I felt my exercise ought to be something that makes me out of breath, proper exercise. I might have got in 10 minutes of skating on day 10, but there’s no way I can run on this today, I can barely walk.

A little later I might try a plank, or some sit ups, still technically in the Juneathon rules, but not ideal.

Sob.

3 Responses
  • Kim
    June 11, 2013

    You poor lovey! I hope it gets better soon. My body is rather a mess and it’s so frustrating when you’re in pain and can’t do what you want to do. It might be worth seeing a physio or sports therapist if it’s a problem you’ve had before. Maybe you could do some seated exercises with weights or such like, you might not be able to run but you’ll have the arms of an Amazon when you’re done 😉

    • Lady Lipstick
      June 11, 2013

      This particular one is a new problem! I think starting skating in Juneathon meant I worked my thigh muscles hard, and then never let them recover properly!
      I’m away, so no weights right now, but yes, I think I will be arm based exercises for a bit!

  • Kim
    June 20, 2013

    I find it hard to rest in some ways. I think sometimes when I would actually benefit from some rest I keep going because I think it’s just my lazy self being a lazy poo! You don’t realise how everything’s connected until hurt yourself either, like your calf muscle hurts because your neck muscles are weak and randomness like that!