Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What the heck happened?

I was working out Monday night at fit club and all of a sudden my back was just done. I mean D.O.N.E. I tried stretching it out, laying flat on the floor and nothing was helping. So, I just watched the rest of the group workout and cheered them on while grimacing in pain. I took some aleve and grabbed the ice and rested. Got up the next morning not able to stand straight and shuffled around as much as I could. So, I called Connie, my massage therapist. Luckily she had a cancellation and off I went. ( Jake actually drove me since I had taken a muscle relaxer, got to be safe).

She decided that it was probably my psoas muscle. I had to do some deep breathing as she tried to get the muscle to relax. She went in through my belly and I had to move my leg around and then the pain came. I broke out in a cold sweat, thought I might throw up all the while continuing to breathe deeply in and out in a steady beat. She finally got it to release and things settled down. I got off the massage table and I was able to stand up straight again. She told me it would be sore for a while ( she wasn't joking here people) and that I should lay off the workouts for a few days. I also can't sit for long periods and need to lay flat or be upright.

On to a better topic. Last night I was on facebook ( I might be a little addicted to facebook btw.) and someone mentioned how cool the moon looked. Well, I couldn't ignore that so I went out to check it out. I tried to take a photo, but it didn't turn out so I will have to use one from the farmers almanac site. This is what it looked like:

It is called a lunar halo. It was really cool and I hadn't ever seen one. I checked it out online and it said that folklore says that it is an indicator of a storm to come. We are supposed to get all kinds of ice and snow on Thursday. It also said that the number of stars in the halo is how many days until the storm. There was one star inside the halo. I called my mom so she could see it and told her to be sure to tell the nephews to go out as well.

Have you ever seen the moon like this?


  1. Lunar halos are cool. I used to see them all the time in the summer when I lived in Utah. We had a lot of storms up there, so maybe there's something to that old tale.

    Sorry about your back. That's miserable! Great testimony about the wonders of massage therapy, though! Hope you're feeling better.

  2. Yes, I'm always looking out for the lunar halos! I never knew about the # of stars = how many days until the storm, way cool! Thanks for sharing the info.

    Take it easy with your back, sounds miserable!

  3. No I haven't ever seen one, everytime I hear about one going on its always cloudy :( I hope you get feeling better quik soreness like that really stinks :D

  4. Awesome Picture!! I'm sure you can really appreciate the Moon and Stars when you're lying on your back!! (LOL) Hope you are feeling better! Great go girl! xoxo

  5. Very cool picture! I don't think I've seen anything like that before.

    Excuse the pun but I hope you're "back" to normal very soon! :)

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  7. Oh my gosh, that lunar halo is so neat!

  8. So glad you have a good massage therapist! It's a commonly overlooked muscle that causes lots of low back pain!
    Great moon! Very cool.


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