This week has been incredibly frustrating. I have the week off from class and with the weather getting nicer (finally!) I was looking forward to getting in some good runs and maybe even break my bike out.
Unfortunately I woke up Tuesday morning with a muscle (muscles?) in my neck/ upper right shoulder area completely in spasm – like can barely move my neck in any direction, can’t get comfortable in any position, can’t stand up completely straight spasm.
The area where the spasm is has been bothering me for a few weeks, but certainly not like this and I don’t remember doing anything to injure it in the first place or aggravate it any more this week.
I’ve gotten a massage, I’ve taken pain killers and muscle relaxers and put heat on it. So far, three days later, nothing’s helped. The only time I’m not in pain is laying flat on my back (although once I’m on my back it’s hard to get up without moving my neck or shoulder at all!).
So basically I’ve had this week off and haven’t worked out once. In fact I haven’t done much of anything. I tried to do some shopping with my mom today, but almost broke down in tears when I went in to a fitting room to try something on and could barely take my shirt off over my head.
So, I came home and spent a few hours laying out on my moms deck in the sun since it was the only way I could even get a little bit comfortable (I literally laid down right on the deck…the lounge chairs weren’t even comfortable!)
It’s frustrating to finally have some gorgeous weather and not be able to go out for a run! For now you can find me lying flat on my back on a heating pad taking muscle relaxers and hoping this goes away soon!