Monday, February 7, 2011

Am I crazy?

Maybe that's a rhetorical question, but does anyone else talk to their past injuries when they're working out?  I know I do! 

Lord knows that I've had a ton of injuries from my past...  fractured my cheekbone and elbow from competition cheerleading... tore my meniscus in my knee during gym class...  broke my finger while playing flag football... tore a ton of ligaments and stretched my tendons in my ankle while running in Race for the Cure (fell over a sewage drain... I'm awesome like that)...  and the list goes on.  I guess that just goes with being extremely competitive, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Back to my original topic, though: when I'm doing pushups, my elbow feels like it's going to give out, and then my knee pops every time I do run lunges or squats.  So, to help motivate myself to keep going, I talk to my injuries.  "Come on, you've got this!"  I know my limits, so if the "giving out" sensation gets too intense or my knee starts to hurt when it pops, I'll definitely stop the workout move.  I'm sure, though, that if someone came in the room while I was working out and talking to myself, they'd wonder if I had a few screws loose.  I mean, I probably do, but you know what I'm saying.  Does anyone else talk to themselves?

So anyway, I've got to be spot on today with my food and drink intake.  My morning workout went pretty well - burned a little over 200 cals during the circuit training, so I'm not really complaining.  Now, I've just got to make sure I eat exactly right today to make up for my Super Bowl pig-out.  The food last night was great, but what's even better is when you see the scales go down consistently.  :)


  1. I hear you on the nagging injuries type thing, I have to talk to my hip sometimes when I'm doing hill running, but I'm not going to give it up unless my legs get broken! Oh well, I guess I'll be joining the geriatrics ward earlier than some people but at least I'm enjoying the ride there. :)

  2. I totally laughed out loud at your comment - I'll be right there with you! Maybe we could race? :)

  3. You are most certainly crazy but from the sounds of it, not any more so than anyone else.

    I talk to myself too, and sometimes other imaginary people as well (you know when hours later, you suddenly remember a GREAT comeback but now its too late...yeah) I just try not to do it out loud;)

  4. Bahaha, that's awesome! Yes, I do that often - comebacks are very difficult for me to come up with, especially when they sould be kick-butt clever. Too bad the person that needs to hear the comeback is never there when you think of one!