Thursday, June 5, 2014

Chest Pains? .... let's go run....

Did you all celebrate National Running Day?

I got home & immediately changed to work out.  I knew I had to do my T25 first, & then wanted to get in a run...

it takes time to work out... you gotta make it a priority, that's for sure.  It would be easy to push it to the side.

That's why I love to come home & immediately change into work out clothes.  Once I put on my tennis shoes, I feel like I HAVE to work out.  Free tip of the day.

So I do T25 & one of the first moves was a push up move...

OUCH... OW... OH MY GOSH... CHEST PAIN!!!

I immediately started getting chest pains.

what I have to tell myself every work out :)

I had my heart rate monitor on & didn't see anything weird happening with the numbers & then, power of deduction, figured I was doing push ups & so I thought I pulled a muscle. 

I just hate that muscle is right over where the heart is...

So I'm all paranoid ... am I having a heart attack?

What to do?  Keep working out. 


Moaning & groaning the whole time. "OH MY CHEST"

Ricky happened to call right in the middle of my work out & I grabbed the phone, put it on speaker so I could keep working out & he kept hearing me say in the middle of listening to him, "OH MY CHEST"

He asked what was wrong - I told him I was having chest pains. 

Wrong move. I should have said, "I think I pulled my chest muscle"

He's freaking out... I have to try & work out, watch my video, while explaining I was doing push ups... & I guess my body hates push ups.  I don't blame it.

I finally convinced him I was ok & we got off the phone.


I finished T25, still feeling the pain... it was so bad, I couldn't even lift my arm, hurt to roll my shoulders forward to arch my back... (I just did it sitting here & it STILL hurts so bad)

.... but I figure I didn't die of a heart attack doing T25... & its National Running Day... so I head out & get in a quick mile.

It was so freaking humid I thought I was going to sweat into a puddle in about 3 minutes.  UGH!  If I was inside, I probably would have done a 5K but I couldn't handle the humidity. 

1 mile of running on National Running Day is still running...

See me giving a thumbs up? ... that hurt my chest

So Ricky comes home & sees me sweating & holding my chest.

Yeah - that probably didn't look good... so I got a lecture about running when I'm having chest pains. 

You know its love when they yell at you for feeling like you're going to die & working out anyways... aahh...

But Ricky said, "What if it was really a heart attack & you went out running anyways?"

My reaction - I guess I'd die doing what I love to do...

Runners... we're a unique group...

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For the record - & to soothe my parents rant that I know I'll hear later - I KNEW it was a pulled chest muscle. I promise, an oath on my running shoes, if I feel like I'm having a heart attach, I, Rebecca Jo, (Hand raised) promise not to go for a run... but how about a elliptical? ;) KIDDING!

11 comments:

  1. Ok so yeah... I have to agree with Ricky. Get that checked out, girlie! Crazy girl! But we are a weird group indeed! :)

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  2. oh my goodness you crazy cat! no running with chest pains! hope you are feeling better :)

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  3. Glad you got your run in (sorry you had the chest pain though). Yea, it was super hot here too. I kept having to run through the woods just to get some shade.

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    1. Its WAYYYY too humid already! :( Yuck!

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  4. Sorry you pulled a chest muscle, hope it wasn't a bad pull that causes any prolonged pain:)

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  5. Glad it wasn't anything too serious.. but I deffo don't deal with pain very well and I'd have stopped.

    Great that you were persistent and managed to get in T25 AND a run, go you! but be careful! Don't injure yourself further!

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  6. I've been meaning to ask you (it can be hard to comment from my phone..grrr), but what is T25?

    Also, get that chest pain checked out if it continues!

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    1. Oh, I will... my hubs will make sure of that :)

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  7. OMG I hate that! I used to do that occasionally when I was doing heavy weight workouts. You totally have an inner dialogue between your worried voice and your calm voice!

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    1. That's totally the dialogue I was having! :)

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  8. I am glad you are ok! Stay safe!! We runners avoid doctors at all costs, but still need to listen to your body :0) My thoughts are do what you need to during training and then ignore body pain at races LOL just kidding!!!

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