One word can describe how today was: rainy. It started pouring hard early in the morning, continued throughout my shift, and only seemed to have stopped just a few minutes ago. Since I brought an umbrella with me to work, I wasn’t soaked on the way to and from the office, but the same couldn’t be said of my jogging trip this afternoon. Though my DLSU windbreaker and baseball cap took the brunt of the downpour, I was still wet enough that my jogging spats felt uncomfortably cold whenever the wind picked up.
I did slightly better on this jog than yesterday, and I was able to go from the back of RCBC plaza up to the Ayala Triangle park without experiencing a tightening of my chest nor an obnoxious cramp. After a brief detour to the ladies’ room, I did a few circuits. Hmm, if I were to compare my progress to Miku’s AX 2011 concert, I was able to jog nonstop from Project Diva Diva to Romeo and Cinderella, with a brief pause during Po Pi Po and Electric Angel to catch my breath and buy a bottle of Pocari Sweat.
That said, for that improvement, it’s pretty much a wash on the weight-loss side, as I ate two sticks of liver barbecue and five doughnut centers on my way back home, and finished my evening with the La La pack that my sister brought back from her trip with her boyfriend to SM Mall of Asia. Ugh. Oh well, I suppose I’ll just count today as my cheat day, though it means I’ll have to be extra vigilant again tomorrow with my intake.
On a matter related to my health… the snaps and creaks that I hear whenever I turn or flex my left shoulder is starting to bug me. It really is starting to look like an old weight-training injury that I’ve ignored for far too long. I’m not really sure if anything can be directly done about it at this point, barring going to a Japanese masseuse and telling him or her not to be gentle with me, but an officemate mentioned that a hot compress could help. Which is why I dropped by Mercury Drug to get myself some heating pads, and an honest-to-goodness hot water bottle.
I think normally you’d want to hold the bottle on the area with the most creaks, but since the bottle itself was scalding hot at times, I settled for just lying down on it, with my left arm stretched horizontally from my body. Even then I had to shift every so often to avoid getting burned. Ouch. Anyway I’m going to apply another compress before bed, and put on some hot patches on top of that. While I’m not so optimistic that it’ll get rid of those awful creaks, I hope at least it’ll help with the circulation in my left arm. I’ve experienced far too many mornings where I’ve woken up with it numb, and it’s not pleasant.
Hmm, I guess this means that I’ll have to skip on the usual bath tomorrow morning. Oh well, I can live with a towel rub instead.