True Detective Gym Stories

You may know I have spent that last year or so getting myself back in shape. I’m still hovering about 188 pounds, but I have been biking ten miles every other day, and going to Planet Fitness on opposite days.

Being a spry 76-year old, I occasionally have aches and pains after a workout. My left shoulder is a complete mess, and while I think I should get it checked out, I’m worried they’ll tell me I need surgery. Otherwise, it’s usually aches and pains.

Until yesterday.

It was a great day. I was powering through all the machines, feeling good, and staring at the occasional babe in yoga pants. I would be out of the gym and on my way home in less than an hour. I sat at the rowing machine and added an extra ten pounds, since I have been easily doing reps with the previous weight.

I was on my third set of reps, and as I pulled the row back, something popped. I think I pulled a muscle in my lower back and when I went to stand up, the pain was excruciating. I skipped crunches and the back extensions, and was able to do a few leg exercises without too much discomfort.

Sadly, since I want to lose a few more pounds, I walked to the gym. It’s only a half mile, but when walking feels like a knife sticking you in the back, the trip took a little longer.

I made it home, sat on a chair for most of the day with the heating pad strapped to my back. I’m going to try to make it to work – I’m writing this Tuesday afternoon – but if I can’t put on clothes or my shoes, that’s not happening.

Thee worst part is I’ll be sidelined from the gym and the bike for a few days, which really pisses me off. God it sucks getting old.

8 thoughts on “True Detective Gym Stories

  1. Age is mean to your muscles. Turned & reached for my cup. PING! Pulled a muscle. Put cbd on my shoulder before bed and this morning pain is gone. Wonderful stuff.


  2. I believe I mentioned this before, but I accidentally found a sure-fired way to lose weight.

    1) Take a trip to Jakarta, Indonesia and book yourself a few weeks into the hotel there with a name that rhymes with “stilton” (like the cheese. It is a five star hotel.

    2) Eat at their buffet for each meal.

    3) When you feel you have lost enough weight, you end the diet by checking out and returning home.

    I arrived in October of 1994 weighing 142 pounds. I left weighing 115. Not bad, 27 pounds in six weeks. But I went through six cases of toilet paper during that time.


  3. Cathy – I’m rotating between the ice pack and heat pad. Still suffering. One site said to walk about 3-5 minutes to keep it loose. I thought it said 15 minutes and I was in a lot of pain. Serves me right for not paying attention.

    TX Nick – Hard pass.

    Mike47 – But I’ll leave a slightly thinner corpse! I already have two herniated disks in my back, but my back workouts have been fine. I guess I need to stop adding weight from now on.


  4. Oh, c’mon, be honest, you’re really gonna the hot babes in the yoga pants & sports bras. As long as none of them look like Miss Beulah Balbricker.


  5. At least you have a good reason for your pain. On Saturday I woke up with a pain in my shoulder like I had pitched a complete game or two. Nothing to show for it, but mowing the lawn the day before so that should not have caused extreme pain, just getting old, I guess.


  6. Ingineer66 – I was great yesterday. heating pad and mini walks helped. Today I woke up and couldn’t get out of bed. I’m due back to work tomorrow so I’ll have to wake up extra early because getting clothes on is very difficult.


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