Ouch! That Smarts!

I was thinking yesterday about how my basketball days (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) are pretty much automatic for getting my exercise in. The next thought that came into my head was “boy, I sure hope I don’t get hurt or anything! That would mess up my game plan…”.

Sure enough – I jinxed myself.

Nothing serious enough to keep me off the court tonight and tomorrow, but it will be sore as hell for a few days.


Where does that saying (a “charlie horse”) come from, anyway?

I got hit real hard with a guy’s hip right in the meaty outside part of my thigh muscle. When it happened my muscle knotted right up and was stuck in a big charlie horse for a couple of minutes, but I was able to shake it loose and keep playing. See, those types of things are Ok while the muscle is nice and loose, but let me tell you – once I cooled down, it tightened up like a vice.

I iced it down for a bit at my desk, then stretched it out real nice before I went to bed. It is actually not as sore as I thought it would be, but it is still very tight, sore and tender.

I think that after I get warmed up and stretched out at tonight’s basketball, it will feel better, and will actually be pretty good for it to get worked out again. We’ll see how tomorrow goes.

The stretch is alive at 8 days, and after a close call on day 8, tonight will make 9 days straight (I miscounted my days on yesterdays post. I’ve been going straight since 2/28, so yesterday was actually day 8…).

Thanks to all who have asked about my 100 days!

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2 thoughts on “Ouch! That Smarts!

  1. Back in the day I used to get charlie horses like that when my brother would punch the crap out of my leg in one spot. It didn’t tickle.

  2. Sorry to hear about that bruise. Sounds like you are taking the professional athlete mentality of “playing through it,” which I admire. Good luck!