Happy Monday…or is that even possible?
The other thing that happened this weekend was that we got our new bed! You may remember that our old bed was causing some issues and we ordered a new one hoping that a new firmer mattress would alleviate our back pain. We were super excited when the new one arrived and then we slept on it.
Did I mention we ordered a super firm mattress? Yeah? Well, apparently ‘super firm mattress’ means you only sink down about 4 or 5 inches because clearly, it is not a firm mattress!
We have no idea what we want to do now. We don’t trust the manufacturer to send us another firm mattress because we’re pretty sure it’ll still be too soft; and we don’t want to deal with searching for another one, so we’re in ‘we’re too lazy to deal with our mattress and we’ll take the backache’ limbo right now. Maybe you’ve been there before? No? Oh well, it’s not a fun place anyway.
Despite our raging backaches, we did get a little more motivated on Sunday and we cleaned out one our sheds. MacGyver fixed the electrical outlets so that I’d have light and power inside the shed. The only one who enjoyed any part of that project was Hank and he loved it!
MacGyver strained his back even more digging a trench. I dropped a shelf on my head and later I followed it up by straining my hip a little more while trying to sprint away from several wasps, after I accidentally knocked down their nest.
Other than the occasional sciatica pain I hadn’t had a lot of pain in my hip for a few days…until that moment, and as I tried to run away from the wasps, that’s when I felt a stabbing pain deep inside my hip.
Last night I foam rolled it and iced it and I felt a lot better this morning so I went ahead with my planned run/walk. I made it 3 miles but I’m not sure I’ll run anymore this week. Time will tell but in the meantime, I’m going to continue with strength training and pull out the old bike.
The moral of the story is: household chores will totally stall your recovery so you probably shouldn’t do them.
I hope your Monday is as pleasant as can be. I need to get to work now so I better get going but I really need to know something….
What’s the one household chore you hate the most?
Have you ever been injured while doing chores?