The longest my legs have ever been sore after a workout is ten days. That happened when I first started strength training, way back in early 2003. I may break that “record” because today is the 9th day since my June 17th lower body workout and I’m still sore! I was so happy I could lift again that I gave myself an extra tough workout. Yesterday I gave my abs a serious pummeling, so today… [Read more]
Added Friday, June 25, 2004 by John Stone
Legs still sore; iPAQs & Bluetooth & GPS (oh my!)
My shoulder physical therapy doesn’t resume until this coming Tuesday, and my legs are still sore from last Thursday’s lower body workout (my first since the hernia surgery), so today I think I’ll do some cardio and ab work. Lisa and I will be on vacation from July 10th through July 18th. In all Likelihood the web site won’t be updated during that time – at least not every day. Even though I won’t be… [Read more]
Added Thursday, June 24, 2004 by John Stone
Another month of physical therapy; Swirl marks.
My insurance company approved me for another month of shoulder physical therapy. Making the time to go is a pain, but the therapy does seem to be helping quite a bit. I’ll still be going on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I have to be there by 7:00 AM, so you can expect brief daily news updates on those mornings for a while longer. This morning I’m taking the S2000 to the dealer (again) so they… [Read more]
Added Wednesday, June 23, 2004 by John Stone
Work is kicking my butt, but at least I can lift weights!
Unfortunately things at work are even more busy than I predicted they would be. I’m going to cut this update short and get my workout in (back and biceps) before my phone, pager and Nextel start in on me. I don’t really care how busy and stressful things get at work – at least I can lift weights again! I’m happy. I hope my shoulder continues to improve…
Added Tuesday, June 22, 2004 by John Stone
Another Monday, another busy day ahead.
I had a fun & relaxing weekend, but now it’s time to get back to work. This week’s going to be really busy and stressful. I’m going to go get on the elliptical for an hour and get my mind ready. Have a great day!
Added Monday, June 21, 2004 by John Stone
Car detailing; Extra cheat meal; Pre-beach cutting cycle.
Yesterday Lisa and I each went off to do our own things: she had her hair and nails done, while I went to the auto parts store and loaded up on car care products. I re-detailed the S2000 yesterday afternoon because the dealership did such a piss-poor job. There are swirl marks on the car because of the dealership’s incompetent detailing staff, and I’m pushing them to correct the problem. The micro-scratches really only show… [Read more]
Added Sunday, June 20, 2004 by John Stone
Legs are killing me; Our new cars are fully detailed and trimmed out!
My legs and glutes hurt even more today than they did yesterday – this is probably as sore as they have ever been. Today I’m doing more of a slow, awkward hobble instead of anything resembling walking. When I try to sit down it takes like 45 minutes and a tremendous amount of swearing. It’s about time – I’ve been waiting to feel like this again for almost two months! The soreness feels awesome! I… [Read more]
Added Saturday, June 19, 2004 by John Stone
First lower body workout in 6 weeks; Shoulder physical therapy.
Yesterday’s workout, my first lower body workout since my hernia operation, went very well. Now I can barely walk, and every muscle in my body is officially sore (even my pecs, delts and triceps, which I worked one week ago!) I’ve got shoulder physical therapy this morning (a different day than usual because my normal therapist is on vacation). My shoulder is still feeling really good, and I hope the improvement continues! I feel like… [Read more]
Added Friday, June 18, 2004 by John Stone
No surgery at this time; Can resume strength training (with limits).
I met with my orthopedic doctor yesterday and he said I’m making good progress and does not want me to have surgery yet. He wants me to go for another 2 weeks of physical therapy, and then continue doing all the P.T. exercises at home for another month. At the end of July I’ll go see him again. Because my shoulder is feeling so much better, I get to resume strength training as long as… [Read more]
Added Thursday, June 17, 2004 by John Stone
Going to my orthopedic doctor this morning.
I’ve got an early morning appointment with my orthopedic doctor today. Even after yesterday’s weight training workout my shoulder still feels pretty damn good! I’m going to ask him if I can continue to work out for a month or so and see how I do before we talk surgery. I’ve got to get going now – have a great day!