Monday, June 11, 2007

In the Newspaper....

Teen Dies from Muscle Cream Use

A New York medical examiner blamed a 17-year-old track star’s death on the use of too much anti-inflammatory muscle cream, the kind used to soothe aching legs after exercise.
Arielle Newman, a cross-country runner, died after her body absorbed high levels of methyl salicylate, an anti-inflammatory found in sports creams such as Dencorub and Deep Heat.

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My leg muscles are very sore today; still suffering from DOMS a tad from Thursday I think. My 5.45am hill run on Saturday morning was bloody freezing (7degrees for the record… see it does get cold ;P ). I discovered it’s quite hard to run up steep hills when you’re hammys and glutes won’t work (coz they’re too sore, AND frozen solid!)… I guess this has delayed the healing process with all those hills!! Yesterday afternoon I did a hilly sand dune track thru a reserve, this time it’s my quaddys turn to hurt. Not enough to put sports gel on them now though….

After a previous post about suffering from LOTS of ulcers, I took everyone’s suggestions on board, and just last week I was waffling about I hadn’t had any since that mother of a one back those few months ago. Well didn’t I just jinx me! I’ve been hit with three… yes THREE at once :( No changes in diet or stress levels, I’ve been blaming everything else on the weather lately so… it must be the weather!!! Lol! I do swear by religious taking of glutamine though, I really believed this has helped with them, and my whole immune system as everyone around me especially at work is getting sick, but so far I’ve stayed good :) Now, hope I haven’t just jinxed me….

Love Love Love Public Holidays!!!!!!!!!!! Went for a walk/run this morning when I crawled out of bed at, ah-hem, 8am, then to the gym, which was p-a-c-k-e-d. Got a little too ambitious on chest weights; my shoulder has been behaving and I’ve been going up 1kg each hand each week (dumbbells I’m talking here), but today it’s a little twingy and complaining. So I thought the best medicine would be to do nothing but lie in front of the TV, catching up on all my taped shows. You know, really shouldn’t do any work if there’s a sore bit ;) Shoulder feels great now thanks!

Oh and next week we get a pub hol here again! It’s our show day on Thursday :) :) :) Then that’s it for the year :( :( :(

Right-o, time to pack all the food and clothing for the 4.30am wake-up! YEEHA!

6 comments:

Kek said...

Yeah, the lack of public holidays over the next few months REALLY sucks.

Watch that shoulder - don't get too ambitious with the weights.

Hilds said...

Gotta love show days!!!! I bet it's just huge in Mackay. Sounds like you've been training hard, better stay away from that cream it sounds deadly! Anyway thanks for all your help re Mackay, can't wait to go check it all out first hand. Although I'm a bit scared about how cold it's been getting, might have to do some shopping (any excuse).

Kaddy said...

OMG that is SO SAD!i just cant believe it! re: the poor girl

good work on the training.... sounds like ya kickin butt! :)

Sue said...

is that a true story of the girl dying??? Thats sad and scary if soo. Hey when are we going to get some photo's of your studio now that its been painted? Would love to see what you have done.

Hilary said...

LOL funny I had a ripper of a mouth ulcer last week, after not having had one for something like 6 months (a record!!). That glutamine really helps doesn't it? I just need to keep remembering to take it!

Good to hear that you made the most of your public holiday.

Hilary xx

Amy said...

hey selina- just read your posts. WELL DONE on the half marathon. What an awesome achievement chick. You must be so proud of yourself. I am! So have you got plans for any others?? take care
love amy
xx