I pulled my quad muscle yesterday which is going to set me back with my plans to workout every day. I was outside with my dog and she decided to take off down the street after another dog. I started running after her and then I felt my right quad muscle seize up on me…wow that sure was painful. I had to keep hobbling along to catch up with my dog – luckily she decided to stop running. When I got back in the house I applied an ice pack to my leg and it took almost 30 minutes for the muscle to relax; I also took some Advil to help with the pain. Later in the evening I started applying heat and trying to gently stretch the muscle and I’ve been doing that on & off today as well. It definitely feels better today but I have to walk slow…there will be no hurrying! I’m sure I’ll need to wait at least a week before I can hope to work out again; dang, and I was making such good progress.
On another subject, I’m getting really excited for Camp NaNoWriMo which starts Aug 1st. I’ve never written a novel before, or anything close to a novel, so I’m really anxious to get started to see where this takes me. I have a rough draft of an idea that should provide me with enough angles that I can get to the 50K word finish line.
And lastly, I’ve gotten on a kick knitting for the Mother Bear Project (www.motherbearproject.org). I’ve finished one bear and I’m working on another, this helps me improve my knitting skills while contributing to a charity…it’s a win, win. ttfn