Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sea slug delays giveaway.

Yup, you read it correctly.  A "sea slug" has delayed my "Frenchie Giveaway Post."  The sea slug is yours truly, the Sea Witch.  I finally got back in the pool last evening and jumped into my favorite aqua aerobics class. 
Between the holidays, a trip to visit my grandchildren, work, and fighting the arthritis in my left knee, it had been 4 months since my "tail" has been in the pool. 

This is what I feel and somewhat look like and why I needed to get back in the pool.  Colorful yes, but pudgy, and out of shape is not a look that I like for this sea witch. AND, the water workouts are great for that stupid arthritis in my knee.   I always have more range of motion following a water workout and I ALWAYS feel wonderful after playing in the water for an hour. 

Well in my joyous abandon in the water, I did a very stupid thing.  I continued the workout with weights on my wrists and then the highest level water resistance dumbbells in my hands for the entire 45 minute cardio blast.   I was feeling my sea oats and having a sea witch ball when I should have remembered to remove the wrist weights and ease up on the dumbbell work because it HAD BEEN FOUR MONTHS since my last workout.  Yup, you guessed it, I have some serious DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness.)  I knew it was serious when about an hour after I got home, my arms were hurting and it hurt to pick up my laptop.  Never a good sign. 

I went to make a cup of hot tea for my honey and me and found that I struggled to hold the teapot full of water.  I was so physically tired that I just couldn't get the camera area set up to snap photos of the Frenchie Giveway.   Shame on this sea (slug) witch for not taking better care of her body after 4 months of non exercise.

So, dear blogging friends, please forgive me as I must ask you to wait until tomorrow for the post on my Giveway.  I promise you, I will make it worth the delay.
Why I'm back to working out...I want to look like this sea witch!  Blessings to all.  Sea Witch


Jacque said...

well...hopefully the 3rd time is a charm, i keep getting knocked off my comment form...

I think I can speak for everyone else in saying that your health is more important than the giveaway. Take care and get back into the water...this time a HOT tub soak for the sore muscles.

Have a good day!

Javajune said...

Oh you poor thing, of course I forgive you but I am intrigued. I hate it when trying to be good goes all wrong. Loved your weekend treasure hunt. I hope you feel better and enjoy your day.

Fragrant Liar said...

Hey, you're working out, and that's more than I can say about myself. You get slack for that any day of the week.

Two words: bath salts.

Make that four words: bath salts and wine.

Queen "B" said...

Aloha, sure glad to hear you are on the mend, I love the healing of the water

paperbird said...

Working out in the water- oh that sounds like fun. Hope you recover quickly.

Seawashed said...

Oh me too...wanting to look like that sea witch.

I'm adding you to my cottage companions...sorry it's taken me so long, being sick and all slowed me down...and well, I wasn't thinking clearly or remembering.. but thank you for all your visits and lovely words that always uplift me. Have a beautiful week...we may drive to the sea tomorrow!

alice said...

Oh Miss S. Witch! I can relate! One thing that I take for muscle spasms, tension & stress. Valerin natural relaxant. The company is Wonder Laboratories. You can check it out online. Take care!
smiles, alice

Christine Edwards said...

Oh, good for you! Glad you're back in the "swim" of things and have landed back in the pool. Water aerobics sounds pretty fun.

ann at greenoak said...

live it up...youre only middle aged once!!!! ann