How To Stop Working Out Involuntarily

Discussion in 'Gator Country Health and Fitness' started by bluegrassg8r, May 8, 2013.

  1. bluegrassg8r
    Offline

    bluegrassg8r New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    7,589
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings Received:
    +6
    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.
  2. Gatormb
    Offline

    Gatormb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    8,855
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Bradenton, Fl
    Ratings Received:
    +805
    How ya feeling big guy?
  3. gator_ch
    Offline

    gator_ch VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Chattanooga
    Ratings Received:
    +25
    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.
  4. Dreamliner
    Offline

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    64,046
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +822
    Wow! I hope you feel better soon too. That's one thing I never want to get.
  5. orangeblueorangeblue
    Offline

    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    57,068
    Likes Received:
    594
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,867
    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.
  6. enviroGator
    Offline

    enviroGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,291
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +234
    My buddy got shingles in his eye! Bad news...
  7. GatorNorth
    Offline

    GatorNorth Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,432
    Likes Received:
    149
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Ratings Received:
    +613
    Shingles is the chicken pox virus.

    Can be extremely painful.

Share This Page