Scott Burns

Scott Burns

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Attack of The Lurgy Spreading Sprogs!

  • Sep 7th, 2018 at 10:14AM

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Anyone who has kids knows that as soon as a new term starts, so does the spreading of new germs. Well one of our little mites brought back a delightful present to our house. Nothing that nefarious, just a cold. But it has spread through the house, and I have it. First 24 hours are blocked nose, sore throat, following 24 hours is running nose and hacking cough, with zero energy. Wednesday was a wash out (my poor triceps and back are feeling neglected), Thursday I managed two cycles, and today I also only managed two cycles. On the upside I am thinking that 2 cycles is better than doing nothing at all, AND I am feeling 100% better. I just need to get rid of this hacking cough. (honestly coughing for 10 seconds between exercises is suboptimal).

I still feel that I have a long way to go. As you can see in my wk3 photo my body is still a bit spongy and I want to change that before bouncing right into Iron. So I am going to fit in 20 mins skipping each day when I can - that can only help right?

Had my cortisone injection yesterday - didn't hurt a bit. The doc also injected me with some anesthetic (without telling me) and then got me to do some tests straight after the injection. The results were immediate!!! Turns out that the pain was preventing me from using my shoulder muscles at their optimum. Exercising without pain is like getting into a new car!!!!

Mother In Law in town - that means I need to look out for tasty, but very oily and fattening food. Have remained resolute on diet up to now. This. Will. Not. Change!

 
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12 comments

Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Member
Trainerover 2 years ago

Ugh - same thing in our house. Daughter had it last week. Now it's my turn. :(
It's the right call to hit a milder workout. I feel so weak during the workout and so much better after!
Glad the shoulder is doing better!


    Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
    Trainerover 2 years ago

    Cheers shouldering on - see what did there?


      Cora LeeCora LeeKenzai Member
      Assistant Trainerover 2 years ago

      No. Hong Kong is not doing us well these days with the crazy weather and humidity. Glad to hear about your shoulders. Now your can go on full force (watch out with the food though!)


        Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
        Trainerover 2 years ago

        @Cora - food locked in and under control! Not dreaming of cheese sandwiches just yet..........


          Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
          over 2 years ago

          Boy, you can't catch a break. Glad you are recovering and sounds like the right approach doing some exercise but not the max. Glad you are feeling better. Watch out for the mother-in-law's tasty food. You didn't skip the indulgence just to feast on Chinese delicacies! And great news on the shoulder!


            Connie L.Connie L.Alumni
            over 2 years ago

            Wish you speeding recovery - your will to succeed in the program is very admirable!


              Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
              Trainerover 2 years ago

              @all thanks Kenzai people! All good - got some good OTC meds and am feeling fit!


                Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
                over 2 years ago

                OK, so I guess I need to bull through a cyclone or 2...it makes you feel better? Really? I'll give it a go.............................................................tomorrow.


                  Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
                  Founderover 2 years ago

                  Yes pain is the brake mechanism of the nervous system. Inside all of us is a superhuman who only comes out in extreme danger or under the influence of pain dampening drugs!


                    Ramkey A.Ramkey A.Alumni
                    over 2 years ago

                    Great to read your writeup. This shall also pass..


                      John M.John M.Kenzai Member
                      over 2 years ago

                      I haven't checked in on you in a while, Scott. Sick, huh. Only two cycles is fine. As you wrote, better to do a little something than nothing at all. Cortisone injection. What's that all about?


                        Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
                        Trainerover 2 years ago

                        @John - hey! Bursitis on shoulder and a minor tear. Cortisone really did the trick though!Thanks for checking in!


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