Yesterday morning I went to the gym planning to do 25-30 minutes of cardio and then stretch and do some abs. When I got on the bike and started pedaling, my hip flexors started to burn like crazy and it felt like they were ripping every time I pedaled. I switched to another upper body workout and was very glad I had a massage in a few hours!
I showed up to Karen McElroy’s office at 11:30 am, and at this point I was hobbling my poor hips were so tight. If you ever need a massage, I highly recommend her! She is very knowledgable about the body and how it is all connected. The first half of my massage was relaxing and wonderful as she kneaded the knots out of my neck and shoulders.
Literally every part of my muscle was formed into a trigger point, which basically means it’s super tight and angry and when you press on it it HURTS. Karen wasn’t even pressing that hard but man oh man was it painful. I haven’t done any serious legwork in a whole year because I had a knee injury and then my back….so they are having a hard time adjusting. I’ll be taking it very slow and giving them lots of time to rest and recover between workouts!
When I walked out of my massage, there was an unpleasant surprise waiting for me.
I started another tutoring job yesterday, this one in Honors Algebra I. I met him at CMR and it was so weird to be back! I haven’t been in the building since graduation and for some reason it made me really nervous. I loved high school but I felt so old and it just felt odd to be there when I never expected to still be in town at this point!
Of course, it turned out fine and I even ran into a couple of my old dance teammates. It was great to see them and tutoring went smoothly! Isn’t it weird how sometimes we get nervous about things that are no big deal?
Do you ever feel weird visiting one of your old schools?
I now tutor at my old elementary school and my high school! Elementary made me feel very nostalgic but high school was definitely an odd feeling. I felt so much older than everyone there and like it was such a long time ago when really I was there 6 months ago!