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Wrist pain returns; Very clean diet this week; Geocaching this morning.

Thursday, July 15, 2010 by  
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Darn it. I had a great workout yesterday (chest/triceps/delts), but I experienced some wrist pain for the first time since I started on the anti-inflammatory that my doctor prescribed. This is especially troubling because I just came off a week with training at all! I don’t want to overstate the amount of pain, because it really was not that bad: just some minor aching at the very end of my workout while doing some DB lateral drop sets. I’d say the level of pain was about a quarter of what I was feeling before I started on the anti-inflammatory. I just hope that yesterday’s workout was not a harbinger because I was feeling pretty optimistic that the wrist was finally starting to heal up. All I can do is continue doing what my doctor recommended and hope for the best. If things are not better in a few more months I’ll go back and take the next step. Using how things progressed with my shoulder as a guide, I suspect I’ll be referred to a orthopedic doctor who will then refer me to a physical therapist.

My diet has been very clean this week, and I’ve dropped about 4 pounds of water weight since my vacation ended. I’m still up about 3 pounds from my weight before my vacation, and I suspect that is fat. Not terrible after 10 days of an absolutely decadent diet, I guess. I still have not taken measurements or a body fat reading, but I think I’ll do that tomorrow morning. Based on how I look in the mirror I’d put myself between 8% and 9% body fat.

Today’s a cardio day, and I’m going to get a ride in before work. No way to I want to go mid-day again, that was miserable! It rained really hard and for a long time yesterday afternoon, so the field across the street from my home is going to be very, very muddy. Should be fun! I think I’m also going to attempt another geocache this morning. My first two attempts at geocaching failed: one cache had been stolen and I could not locate the other one (also possibly stolen, I guess). Hopefully third time is the charm!

I’ve opened the August “100 Challenge” for entry. Details are just below…

Registration for the August 2010 “100 Challenge” is now underway! Your Official Challenge post must be made by 9:00 AM (EDT) on August 1, 2010 if you plan to participate – NO EXCEPTIONS! To participate, you must be a member of the forum. If you are not a member, simply create a free account. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated, so don’t wait until the last minute to register! For all the details, official rules and sample entry data, just head over to the August 2010 “100 Challenge” thread on the forum. If you are ready to work hard and want to challenge yourself in a fun and competitive environment, then please take part!

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