How To Stop Working Out Involuntarily

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  1. bluegrassg8r
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    I got fat over the years and decided to do something about it, so I started running, elliptical, and lifting a bit. Presto! Better shape than ever, went from 267 to 228, all is well.
    Then two and a half weeks ago I ended up in the hospital with shingles, which has been the most unrelenting pain and irritation I've ever experienced. So, no running, nothing. We go on family vacation next week to the mountains, I might try some *light* jogging and pushups, but who knows.
    The biggest issue is getting my psyche in order to adjust to the idea that I may have to take a month (or more) off. It sucks. Completely.
    On the other hand, I always run better in the summer, so it might be impetus for a great series of runs over the next three months to target September as a rollout for my official new physique in a fall basketball league.
    Either way, I'll be a year older. Getting old is hell.
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    How ya feeling big guy?
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    I've had some minor shingles outbreaks. Nothing that requires hospitalization but, bad enough to make my life a living hell. Hope it gets better soon.
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    Wow! I hope you feel better soon too. That's one thing I never want to get.
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    All I can offer is my condolences. Sometimes it's good to get a break. I know nothing of shingles, but it sounds awful. Find whatever exercise you can that your current condition can accommodate and embrace it.
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    My buddy got shingles in his eye! Bad news...
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    Shingles is the chicken pox virus.

    Can be extremely painful.

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