Sunday, 14 December 2008

Before I go out to shovel...















...just an update.

Not too much going on in this winter wonderland other than work, my home based business is busy, (can I say freeking WOW), and of course shovelling.

A few weeks ago I aggravated an old equestrian injury while trying to be superwoman, after sitting too long in front of the computer I then come home to shovel snow for endless hours.

Trust me, whatever you hurt when you are younger, it will come back to haunt you! Even with weekly visits to the chiropractor, my lower spine and SI joint are really, really letting me know that they are unwilling participants in anything I'm trying to do right now, that includes a full nights sleep.

Needless to say, running right now is out of the question. I'm hoping that over the holidays (yes, I am actually taking time off of work between Christmas and New Year's), I'll be able to get some nice fun runs in and some quality gym time.

But for now, I consider shovelling as cross training and it is a full body workout!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the packed shopping malls, parking lots and grumpy shoppers, oh yes and the screaming kidlettes while they are sitting on Santa's knee!

Tis the season!!!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

30 comments:

Melanie said...

take care of yourself... be careful shoveling! Love the new look too!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Don't hurt yourself!

Snow shovelling is definately cross training. No need to feel guilty about not getting to the gym. :-)

Tanya said...

Holy cow-your pictures really make me appreciate living in California! Your reminder about stuff that happened to us in our youth-I'm just waiting for it to hit me. Hasn't happened yet, but I've had my share of falling off horses and landing hard, I'm just waiting for all that to come back and bite me on the butt-or as the case may be, on the back!

Anonymous said...

oy! NOT the SI joint... be careful look after yourself.

Beside chiro.. get the physio and massage therapy too.. At physio they pull out the accupuncture needles and the current therapy... all helpful...

take care
M

Kim said...

Shoveling is certainly cross training!

Glad the home business is going well.

Take care of your body...it's the only one you have.

Xenia said...

Take care of yourself!!!

Love the pic of your kitty. Mine tries to help us shovel the walkway too. :)

teacherwoman said...

OMG. I made the choice not to by a snowblower and I went to shovel the sidewalk along the side of my house a few days ago and was wiped out afterwards! LOL. That heavy wet snow is the worst!

bill carter said...

Hi Lily

Look at all that snow! Sorry to hear that the body is acting up. On a positive note, shovelling is universally considered cross training.

Hope you are having great holidays so far.

Michelle J said...

Lily be careful...shoveling is hard work!!!

I can't even ever do it....i am just not strong enough!!

Try to have a nice day!!!

BeachRunner said...

Take it easy, Lily. That kind of shoveling is super hard work. Rest up, homie.

Alexandra said...

Well I know shoe shovelling is not the easiest thing to do! Consider that your work out for the day!

Sorry you are feeling aches and pains! I hope a rest from running will fix the issue and you can get back at it soon!

Take care!

Marci said...

Sorry to read that you are experiencing aches and pain. Its so tough to get motivated in this weather, but soon the days will begin to get longer again. Take it easy and take care. {{hugs}}

Vickie said...

Thank God for internet shopping! Take care of that back. I'm just getting over my problem.

Bandobras said...

Snow shoveling is actually the origin of the term "cross training". It did not refer then, to alternative training activities it referred to the fact that it was perfect training for making anyone cross. Take it easy and don't smile when the snow is blowing back into your face.

robison52 said...

You photo brought back nightmares when I lived in Lansing, Michigan, how happy I am living in Las Vegas now!! Many have already warned you about shoveling, the only thing I can caution is "Don't eat the yellow snow!!"

Gotta Run said...

I am so jealous of the snow you have. How beautiful!!! If I were there I would help you shovel :)

bluecolnago said...

i agree with the shoveling being cross training bit. haven't fired up the snow blower in two years. (yes, it still runs.)

my doc told me the same thing about old injuries. they will ALL come back to haunt you. lol. gotta love being active, eh?

Viv said...

Oh Laurel so sorry you are hurting darling. And all that shoveling have mercy will a manservant step up to the plate for our sweet Lily!

Laurel said...

You poor thing. Good luck with all that snow. What a TON of work!

triguyjt said...

watch that back!!!


snow--- bad
shovelling---bad

chia said...

Snow is evil. Like my liver. They should be punished.

:-)

Hope you're back in those running shoes soon!!

Amy said...

Enjoy your break from running but don't kill yourself shovelling! I wish I could take a break from running right now, having a lot of pain in my right leg, but got that dang half to train for - ugh.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Old equestrian, is that like an old football injury? Put that shovel away, that stuff will melt eventually.

Marlene said...

Shoveling is a great workout! Make sure you stretch - I'm not kidding!

Ted said...

As of this morning (12/15), it is balmy 61 degrees. Very warm. I was running in my short and short sleeve shirt. How cool is that to run in that outfit at the time of the year where you are dealing with so much snow up in the Great White North.

You might want to consider getting snow blower??

Take care of yourself !

Ted said...

By the way, I love your blog's new look. Awesome !!!

holly said...

Take care of yourself! Shoveling is more dangerous than you would think.

Vava said...

Hey, I'm totally with you on the old injuries coming back to haunt - mine is the ankle. I hope you feel better soon!

Chic Runner said...

OMG! That is so much snow and I would consider that a full body workout for sure :) Good luck and don't fall!

Groover said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you'll get better soon.

I lovethe photo of Lily checking out the quality of your shoveling. Too cute!