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Groundhog Day
I tweaked my back last night, or shoulder, something like that. I did my daily pushups right before bed, and felt perfectly fine, but was woken up early this morning with a knife stabbing just over my left shoulder-blade whenever I moved. Ouchie! I'm thinking the muscle must have knotted or stretched or whatever it is that muscles do, while I was sleeping. I probably lay on it wrong.

I'm treating it with Canadian drugs (O Canada, Terre de nos aïeux...) and lots of stretching. Today I did my third day of the Couch to 5K regimen (yay me!), and it felt neither better or worse afterward. So that's good: it's painful but not an impediment. It should get better quickly, these things generally do, but they sure are a bugger in the meantime.

On the plus side, Joyous Groundhog Day! The groundhogs seem to be in disagreement, with a Canadian one predicting an early spring but the Punxsutawney one telling us to bundle up for six more weeks. Our local one also predicts an early spring, but to be honest I am dubious. It is Michigan after all, and I expect winter will last for quite some time yet. On another plus side, that means plenty more skiing!

My sis sent me a groundhog text message, and M sent me a groundhog ecard. Tonight I plan on hanging out with friends, and if I am truly industrious I will bring a groundhog cake. Sore shoulder or not, it's a good day.


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radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: February 2nd, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope your muscles get there shit together soon.
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: February 2nd, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Growing up in Ottawa, I always found the groundhog prediction thing kind of strange -- you got either "early spring" or "6 more weeks of winter". Now, with this prediction being made at the start of Frebruary, then "6 more weeks" would mean winter ending in mid-March, which (for us) meant that it was an early spring. Winter would NEVER end anywhere in February. So, this seemed like a win-win situation -- either way we god an early spring. :)
From: writerwench Date: February 2nd, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Owie, that shoulder sounds bad! I hope you can give it some heat and gentle stretching-out. Happy Groundhog Day to you, too!

(I suppose the English equivalent would be Happy Hedgehog Day?)

drgnfly From: drgnfly Date: February 3rd, 2008 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy Groundhog Day!

Hope you feel better soon
From: speedygeo Date: February 3rd, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what groundhog tastes like... What if I ate the ones that predicted more winter? Would that affect the weather?

It's ideas like that the kept me out of the really good schools.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 4th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

GH Day

I used to watch the movie on GH day and one year I watched my grandfather die.

This year was watching Enter the Haggis with some Toronto friends.
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