Tunnel Trauma

Yesterday is probably the closest I have ever come to having a panic attack.  I went in for the MRI on my hip and I really thought it would be no big deal.  I assumed that I would only  go into the tunnel to about mid-torso.  I was wrong!!!!  First, they had something strapped over my hips and my feet were banded together to hold my leg still. I was covered in a blanket and had huge head-phones on all while laying on a narrow slab.  When they lab tech slid me down she kept going until I was completely in the tunnel – head and all.  I almost freaked out!!!  I started sweating and pretty much hyper-ventilating – complete panic mode set in.  I closed my eyes and spent the first 5 minutes of the MRI trying to force myself to calm down and breathe slowly.  In my head I knew that there was plenty of air  and no reason to panic but my body disagreed.  Oh well- I survived but it was a long 20ish minutes.  Hopefully I won’t be repeating that experience any time soon!!  :Tired:

On to the 43 for the day.  I wanted a little cardio and nothing that involved arms because I knew what was coming up in my weights today.  I started off by putting some masking tape on the floor like this:I used the tape as a guide for around-the-world jumps.  I started in one corner, jumped front, side, back then reversed the jumps.  Each rep consisted of 8 jumps  (around-the-world and back).  I did all of mine as double-leg hops but this could easily be changed to single-leg hops or more of a skip-type move.  It was a quick 43 but got my heart rate up and I really felt it in my calves.

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I know my head is chopped off in the demo – Jordan said I didn’t need a head – he thought the lines were far more important!!

The rest of my work-out was tough!  Chalean Extreme – Burn Circuit 2.  This one targets biceps, triceps and upper back – always leaves me shaky but in a good way!

Have a super Saturday!  Hopefully you won’t be slid down into a tunnel!


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