I’ve had this pain in my elbow for, oh maybe, 2 or 3 years now. I’d gotten quite used to it, but lately it seems to be getting worse.
I figured it was time to see the doc. Dr. WebMD that is.
I did a search for my symptoms:
Pain in the outside part of my elbow. Sensitive to the touch. Hurts to scoop ice cream. Hurts to drink coffee. Hurts to open the fridge. Hurts to lift my purse. Hurts to pick up my laptop. Hurts to… well, it hurts to do ANYTHING.
Diagnosis: Tennis Elbow.
Hmm.. that makes sense. I’ve played tennis for, let me think, NEVER! But I have bowled for a gazillion years so maybe that’s how it started. Except that I haven’t bowled for almost a year now and the pain has only gotten worse.
The only other thing I think could be causing it is my free weights. There’s one move in particular that is very painful to do, but my usual stubborn self just pushes through it. Now I can’t even pick up the weight without pain in my elbow. And since it’s affecting my ice cream scooping ability, I’ve decided I’ll have to forego the weights for a while. All arm work will have to be in the form of push-ups and car washing til I can scoop pain free again.
In other health and fitness news: I ran 11.41 miles today! A new record for me. According to the lady on my favorite App EVER, I averaged a pace of 7:55 min per mile which continues to surprise me. My first mile or two starts out the slowest, but as I go, I build up speed without even realizing it. It feels like I’m lumbering along, especially towards the end, so it’s nice to know I’m running faster than I think. It still boggles my mind that I can run like I have been when only a year ago I was contemplating quitting. From past experience, I plan to enjoy my triumphs while they last!
Now I’m off to make chocolate covered strawberries. This is NOT my thing, but for whatever reason, my coworkers think I’m a whiz in the kitchen and can do ANYthing. So I agreed to try. I have a feeling, though, that I’ll need to take some lessons from Abby about Just Saying No.
I’ll let you know how it goes.