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...
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!