Age is Just a Number (30 + Fearless Part 6)?
30. An age some people fear. I might be 30, but most of the time, I still feel as if I'm in my early 20's.
Only difference? My body doesn't seem to be on the same wavelength as my mind. I used to be able to go non-stop for at least 12 hours at work, lift 80+ pound dogs, stand in awkward positions to restrain, without breaking a sweat. Now, one little wrong turn and I'm hurting.
Wednesday, I was hitting the workout with the other ladies. We did agility ladder with jump in/out squats, elevated sumo squats, and pulling the tire with a sledge hammer. As I started to pull the tire, I ended up slipping away from the sledge hammer and bouncing 3 times on my tail bone with nothing but concrete to break my fall.
I was able to finish the circuit and brush it off. However, the next day, I ended up locking my keys in the house, while I was outside. Having to play burglar, I used what some might call parkour to jump off of the fence leading to the back yard.
Once again, my tail bone and lower back broke my fall from a few feet above. I didn't notice the pain since I needed to climb through the window and had a nice adrenaline rush going. As the night progressed, I realized I was in quite a bit of pain.
The next day, I woke up and felt fine. Going through the morning, pain slowly set in. It got to the point where I couldn't sit and barely stand. I ended up leaving work and rested for the weekend.
It is frustrating when an injury gets in the way. Something that's hard for me to remind myself is that I need to not just push through. That straining your body when it is already stretched to its max, will only hinder you.
Even as I sit and type away at my keyboard, I'm heating my back. Walking around, getting on and off the floor, and tensing up as I worked has already made me feel the spasms.
I'm looking at a slight upper body work out and possibly some yoga. Staying active but not over doing it. I'm itching to hit the workouts harder but until then I'll have to take it easy. If you find yourself nursing a pulled muscle, sprained limb, or facing any other kind of limitation, you may have done remember that this is just a hill to climb.
You will conquer this as well.
Your aging fighter,