This week has been hectic at work. We have a new coworker who is gung ho which has us all inspired, but also has us working like we are in a frenzy! I don't mind being busy, so that suits me fine. But throw in a few odd things like downloading and installing new software and trying it out into the mix, which slows my computer to an absolute crawl and by 5 PM I am literally ready to punch my computer screen. Leaving me to conclude that perhaps the pinched nerve is stress related? Lots of other non work stuff on my plate so I think that may be the ticket.
So the past few nights I've gone to bed early, hooked up the heater pad and read for a bit and magically the neck and back feel better.
My schedule is all screwed up from Tampa and Indiana and the fact that I am technically in recovery mode so dragging my butt out of bed for AM workouts has not been happening. Not to mention that I haven't been able to bring myself to run outside since Sunday. I am so over winter :) Hopefully this isn't seasonal affective disorder, and just a sign that I needed a few more hours of sleep. (I get crazy amounts of sleep people, if I told you what extra means you would all guffaw so I'll just keep that to myself)
Running indoors with my buddy Jen last night was a nice way to end the day and get me a bit more motivated (my shoulder finally felt semi normal during a run!). I am going to sign up for the "Prime" membership at CSU so I can swim in the mornings or evenings there for $27 a month. Seems ridiculous to be paying for two gyms but in the end it is actually cheaper than what I was paying for just one membership at Key (although I do miss my perks: hot tub, sauna, free shower stuff including razors and shaving cream, free fruit, and coffee/tea. I was spoiled). Haven't found an equivalent to my fave hard bodies class yet, but a few are close enough I guess :/
Looking forward to hitting my virgin yoga grounds tonight with Jen. It will be nice to go back to my yoga "roots" for a night. I have one ticket left and then it will be back to the drudgery of whatever the gym offers (which is my other theory for the pinched nerve, too many back manipulation poses!).
For those that had sent well wishes to my sis a little update. She ended up having to have surgery on part of her intestine. Surgery was last night and it went well. She's in a ton of pain right now, but hopefully will heal and be out of the hospital quickly. The doc wants her out as soon as possible. She didn't get much sleep between the pain and a loud roommate so she isn't very chipper right now. Hopefully this won't become a regular trial, it seems so unfair for her to be going through this when she is so young. The good news is there was only one part of her intestine that was bad, but apparently it was really bad and the doc was amazed she was eating anything at all. So keep sending those good vibes if you have them! The doc wants her up and walking around today, so she could probably use any extra positive energy we've got!