I guess I never learn.......OUCH

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   Posted 12/2/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone
We had our first measurable snow fall yesterday.  Since my brother passed I have been trying to keep my anxiety in control, so like a dummy I pulled out the snow blower.  We have a huge driveway,
circle driveway, plus a long straight one. I was just going to do the frontwalk, so no one would bring snow in the front door.  Well, I got the dang thing running and, I did the front walk. Sorta felt good, but ohhhhhhhh my, this morning my costo is flaring like a red hot poker.
NO more snow blowing for me.  I can hardly lift my arms, and it feels like I have been punched in the ribs.  I should of known better, but
sometimes I feel like I have to prove something to myself.  I learned another lesson this time.  Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!!!!
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   Posted 12/2/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouchie, we never learn Tootie. Somewhere inside us lies the old us that forgets how these things hurt til after we have done them, blame it on the fog. Make a note to yourself to leave the snow blower alone and get out the moist heat.
I don't get this, if we do something our bodies are not use to doing we get sore, so if we continued doing it everyday would our bodies get use to it and stop being sore???
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   Posted 12/2/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I went to mall with daughter yesterday then to the movies I have a hard time sitting so by the time the movie was over I could hardly walk out of theater. I knew it was going to be a problem, however I refused to let my daughter down it is a yearly tradition that we go to movies the monday after thanksgiving, the guys are gone hunting. She had a couple girl friends ask if they could go she told them no it was her special alone time with me. It brought tears to my eyes when she told me that. So I do do things knowing I will pay the price later but what a price to pay if we dont do it.

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   Posted 12/2/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Tootie, I learned this lesson a couple of years ago. I can never get the snow blower started--pulling the cord. So sometimes I shovel. My husband travels a lot and is never here when it snows. So we have 5 inches sitting in the drive and sidewalk, with lots of footprints through it and it will stay until tomorrow, when DH comes home and we also are supposed to get another 3 inches of snow. Too bad. Diane
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   Posted 12/2/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
"I don't get this, if we do something our bodies are not use to doing we get sore, so if we continued doing it everyday would our bodies get use to it and stop being sore???"

I think you are on to something with this Marlee. I am fairly active, but going sliding with the kids the other day just about did me in. Yet I have shovelled with no ill effects other than tiring very easily adn I have to quit early. Same with the treadmill. I was getting better adn coudl jog up to 4 minutes at a time. Since I didn't do it for a week when I forgot my pills, I am in agony after 1 1/2 minutes. it took no time to lose my tolerance.

(enough procrastinating, I have to go build up my tolerance again :P )

Tootie, I hope you feel better soon. Keep warm and rest up.
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   Posted 12/2/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Working in the cold weather may have something to do with the added pain, too. I just do a little at a time, like the front porch and the walk... usually sweeping it with a broom instead of shoveling. Just a bit easier for me. The thing I like is that the 800mg ibuprophen really works on the costo for me.
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   Posted 12/2/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I ache walking out into the cold it elevates any pain 10 x worse, but I am not one to waait for someone else to do something. If it needs to be done I will do it. some of us dont ever learn.
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