Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Toast to Your Health

There are a lot of things going on, some that I'm simply not okay talking about at the moment, but here's what I can tell you.  I have been sick for going on two weeks now.  Every time I think I'm doing better, I discover I was wrong.  Last week I came down with a nasty sore throat for maybe the sixth or so time this year.  Whatever.  I popped a throat lozenge and sucked it up like I usually do.  I cancelled one private lesson and expected to be back to work the next day.  Except that some way that I can't explain, I managed to throw out my back.  Again, I can't be sure exactly what happened, but there was a muscle in my back that simply decided that it wasn't getting enough attention, so it did what any mature, reasonable person would do.  It threw a temper tantrum.  Again, I tried to brush it off.  I have, on occasion, dealt with some muscle pain from work before, for which I used a heating pack, maybe popped a pain killer, and went to bed, tender but otherwise fine the next day.  So I delicately went to bed that night convincing myself that it would be fine in the morning.  It had to be fine in the morning.  I had to go to work.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

No Last Rep

Another Blog Boost, but this time, it's a health blog.  I know what you're thinking:  Me?  Reading a health blog?  Don't be ridiculous.  And I'll admit that if it wasn't run by a friend of mine, I probably wouldn't have even bothered to skim it.  Honestly, though, I'm boosting it because the author is really good at sharing information that is accessible and useful for a wide audience, from the hard-core gym rats to those of us with a more moderate interest in health and fitness.

He shares a lot of great tidbits ranging from basic knowledge for first-time gym-goers to helpful (but realistic) eating tips.  I highly recommend giving his page at least a quick browse.  You're sure to learn something.