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Let’s Hope that Tuesday Is Better than Monday!!!

Today for my 44 I did a move using my agility ladder – squat-hop-squat.  This move is fun because squats are always “fun” but also because of the cardio benefit and the agility work from the ladder.

I counted a rep as a squat-hop-squat each way (so you end where you start).

Then I did the Insanity the Asylum vol.2 workout that I think is the hardest (at least so far) – Upper Elite.  The number of reps in this workout are killer – plus all of the push-ups!!!  Once again, I had to drop to my knees for some of the push-ups – sort of frustrating but I figure it is better to use good form and full range of motion than to stay on my toes. Plus, all the girls on the DVD end up on their knees so I don’t feel as lame!!!

Screen shot 2013-12-09 at 9.16.38 PMYesterday wasn’t a great day!  By 10 (AM) I was pretty much over the entire day and the next hour only got worse.

So, I did what pretty much anyone would do in that type of situation.  I hopped on my treadmill and pounded out a fast 5 miles!!!

If I can't be on the beach then I'm pretty happy here!!
If I can’t be on the beach then I’m pretty happy here!!

That helped some but mostly I was glad when the day ended especially because about an hour before I went to bed my tooth (maybe it’s multiple teeth – can’t tell) started hurting a LOT again!!!  Even with some pain meds, the aching kept me awake past 1:00am – not cool since my alarm goes off at 5:00!!! 

Screen shot 2013-12-09 at 9.15.15 PMI guess I’m finally going to have to break down and call my dentist – I really thought that my ignoring tactic was going to work out.

Here’s to a better day all around!

Happy Tuesday!!!  I hope that no matter what your Monday was like you have an incredible day!


The Toothache Dilemma

Today I used my one of my bands for my 44  and did a slow bicycle crunch.  Using the band and going through the moves slowly made this a great move for my abs and also a nice bicep workout!!

I counted  a right side crunch and a left side crunch as 1 rep so it was really 88 crunches.

The workout for Insanity the Asylum vol.2 was the Championship plus Sudden Overtime (Fit Test).  Not gonna lie – I was dreading this one!!!  But – it wasn’t horrible!  It was about an hour and during the last 10 minutes you do the fit test part – as many rounds as possible during 3 minutes.  

I actually think this workout was a little easier than the Game Day one that was part of the first Insanity the Asylum!!!

All day yesterday I had a dull ache in my tooth/gums on the left side of my mouth.  I ignored it because that’s what I do!!!

Then last night at about 11:30 I woke up (I had probably been sleeping about an hour) in pain!!!Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 6.45.59 AM

The entire left side of my mouth hurt (not just a little) and even my left ear and my throat.  I propped myself up and tried reading thinking maybe I would fall back asleep because ignoring things makes them go away or something!!!  

Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 6.48.35 AMFinally around 1:30 I couldn’t handle it any more so I went in search of something to take.Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 6.46.40 AMThankfully we had some hydrocodone from a previous injury or surgery (don’t know and didn’t care – just needed some relief!!) and I took one.  It finally kicked in around 2:15 – less than 3 hours before my alarm would be going off – nice!!   As long as I stayed propped up, the pain was back to just a manageable/ignorable level.

At 5:00 when I got up, it was just a dull ache (like yesterday) so I figured there was no reason to put off the fun of Insanity!!!

My dilemma is what to do – I don’t even think our dentist works on Fridays but I don’t want to experience another night like last night – Oy!!!  

What would you do?  Ignore it and hope it just goes away (that could totally happen, right?!)?

Happy Friday!!!