Over the last year or so, I have become very interested in fitness and strength training. Unfortunately, since I am in my early 40s, my body doesn’t always seem to want to cooperate with what I feel it should be able to do.

On Saturday I was almost finished my workout. I just had a few more sets of dumbbell squats and box jumps to complete. But as I started to squat down, I felt an intense pain in my right thigh. It felt like a bad cramp or what is sometimes called a charlie horse.

I tried to complete the set, but it still hurt. Feeling dejected and frustrated that I didn’t complete the entire workout, I limped to my car and drove home.

The next morning, my thigh still hurt so I decided not to play in my weekly pickup soccer game. I rested yesterday as well, but today I am scheduled to workout again with back squats as part of the routine.

Since it still doesn’t feel quite right, I’m conflicted about what to do. Last fall I developed elbow tendonitis in my left forearm and it nagged me for months. Eventually I got a cortisone shot in January which really helped. I would like to avoid a similar situation with this thigh. However, I’m hesitant to go to the doctor because of the expense, and because I am fairly sure that he will just tell me I need to rest it.

I don’t want to rest! But I guess that it what I have to do…


8 thoughts on “Injuries

  1. So very difficult when the body won’t cooperate. I’m not quite there yet, but I get flashes of the difficult physical days ahead. As someone who’s been active all my life, I’m not looking forward to those struggles. You are doing it right, however. Take some time to listen to your body, but don’t lose that drive.

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