Category Archives: Broken Tail-bone

Injuries Are Like Sour Patch Kids

I am called “accident prone”, to which I must say, nay! I merely have fun until it hurts!

One of my snowboarding injuries is coming back to bite me in the butt (kind of literally too)…I had broken my tailbone right off. Now that I am pregnant I supposedly get to experience back pain, but with this old injury I am nearly debilitated.

Extremely frustrating – I’m already dying to hit the gym hard (but told by doc to cut back) and now THIS… *le sigh*

On one hand…I love injuries – they are memoirs of great times, chances taken, limits pushed.  On the other hand…they haunt you. The sweet then sour reality…


PS. check out my sister (also “a chaser of good times”). She just started blogging while she is recovering from shattering her pelvis doing a jump in the terrain park (snowboarding).  Our mom, bless her heart, often told us growing up (and still does) “I wish I could just put you in a cage” or “I hope you hurry up and get married to someone tame who will knock some sense into you” 
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21-Day-Recovery-Project: Day 10

NIX NEGATIVE
Feeling stronger today!! I can’t stand up straight still, but I am definitely feeling stronger. Score.

OUTLET
Resume fun with my friend, Valerie.
Organized and began plotting things to be removed #springcleaning.
Stared at my canvas.

WORKOUT
Rest. Normally, as soon as I feel strong during recovery, I push myself. This time, I am going to play it chill and let my body enjoy the rest – come on recovery juice, do yo thang.

MEAL PLAN
Meal 1: 1/2 Chocolate Protein Shake (skim milk, chocolate protein) —weird…low appetite.
Meal 2: too full to eat….also weird
Meal 3: Lamb gyro with fresh sliced tomatoes and chopped lettuce and greek yogurt
Meal 4: too full to eat…..what a weird day
Meal 5: 1/2 of a ginormous green mango….and felt STUFFED….weird, weird, weird.
Meal 6: Vietnamese chicken salad rolls- a la Pei Wei

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Broken tailbone got me down and pouty, so I started the 21 day streak of getting over the despair. #injuryrecovery at its finest!
Days since injury: 29


21-Day-Recovery-Project: Day 9

NIX NEGATIVE
Trouble walking again, but was able to work a full day from home, so there’s improvement. Still can’t find a comfortable way to sit for a long period of time, but I feel like I am improving.

OUTLET
Not able to stand or sit for long, so was hard to read more than a page or even pull out my paints. Date night was a nice change of pace!

WORKOUT
Pull-ups 2S/4R
Still, not feeling good enough to put more energy into a workout, but:
Iso-abs – every time I thought about it throughout the day

MEAL PLAN
Meal 1: Chocolate Protein Shake (skim milk, chocolate protein)
Meal 2: oats with a few pieces of cut up dried apple and fig (Use organic, no added sugar fruits so that you are getting nothing but fruit. Dried fruits are great when you want to pack your oats in a ziploc. I can get hot water at a coffee shop or my office.)
Meal 3: Oh-my-gosh egg-white omelet
Meal 4: Avocado cubed with 1/4 banana sliced, lightly tossed with lemon juice
Meal 5: Celery with all-natural, no-sugar added peanut butter
Meal 6: DATE NIGHT – pizza? what?!

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Broken tailbone got me down and pouty, so I started the 21 day streak of getting over the despair. #injuryrecovery at its finest!
Days since injury: 28


21-Day-Recovery-Project: Day 8

NIX NEGATIVE
Can barely walk today. ergh. What’s the dealiyo, yo? Wondering if my body is needing more rest so it can focus on healing, but instead I’ve been working full days and traveling. That would explain why I’ve felt so exhausted as though I need more than 8 hours of sleep. Hmm…Today I will take off half a day and start trying to listen to the rest “urges”. I am so thankful to have a job that will let me do this without firing me.

OUTLET
Yesterday I put away our winter clothes. A whole 24″ box haha – gotta love Texas.
Painting, reading, studying, piano, and a little language studying.

WORKOUT
Not feeling good enough to put more energy into a workout, but:
Iso-abs – every time I thought about it throughout the day

MEAL PLAN
Meal 1: 1/2 [ginormous] green mango; 1/4C oats
Meal 2: Whole grain bagel; cottage cheese
Meal 3: 1/2 turkey wrap with pieces of avocado, lettuce, tomato, mustard on whole wheat
Meal 4: Mott’s All Natural no sugar added Applesauce
Meal 5: Avocado
Meal 6: Chocolate Protein Shake (skim milk, chocolate protein)

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Broken tailbone got me down and pouty, so I started the 21 day streak of getting over the despair. #injuryrecovery at its finest!
Days since injury: 27


21-Day-Recovery-Project: Day 7

NIX NEGATIVE
Sunday we went to Garland to be with Family on Easter. The trip there really screwed with me – I never realized how bumpy those roads are. I have been pretty sore since, so walking is painful again. Bummer.

…BUT….Tricep Tuesday, anyone? 🙂

OUTLET
Reading the book “A Severe Mercy” recommended to me by a friend and fellow musician in the church orchestra, Sarah. Apparently, it is a pretty radical story, so onward I plunge!

WORKOUT
Trics – 4S/10R
Shoulders – ant. delts. -4S/8,10,10,8R
Shoulders – pos. delts. -4S/12,14,10,10R
Shoulders – extensions -3S/8,8,6R
Iso-Squats – 4S/30secondR no rest between sets
Iso-abs – every time I thought about it throughout the day

MEAL PLAN
Meal 1: Chocolate Protein Shake (skim milk, chocolate protein)
Meal 2: 6 almonds
Meal 3: Chocolate Protein Shake (skim milk, chocolate protein)
Meal 4: Mott’s All Natural no sugar added Applesauce
Meal 5: Grilled jerk chicken with asian mixed veggies lightly sauteed in peanut oil
Meal 6: Celery sticks with organic, no-sugar added peanut butter

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Broken tailbone got me down and pouty, so I started the 21 day streak of getting over the despair. #injuryrecovery at its finest!
Days since injury: 26


21-Day-Recovery-Project: Day 6

NIX NEGATIVE
Pull up madness is my favorite kind of Monday.

OUTLET
Making major headway on my next piece. Using oils this time at the encouragement of my husband and other awesome artist friend, “Val”.

Still enjoying Psalm 63 and the grateful heart David had while he wrote and sang that song.

WORKOUT
Pull ups – 3S/4,4,7R assisted. 1 min rest between sets
Bics-burnouts – 50,45,40
Bics-hammer burnout
Iso-abs – 100S/10secondR no rest between sets
Iso-Squats – 4S/30secondR no rest between sets

MEAL PLAN
Meal 1: Chocolate Protein Shake (skim milk, chocolate protein)
Meal 2: Protein bar 1/2 apple
Meal 3: 4 oz Ground turkey and steamed veggies
Meal 4: Celery sticks with organic, no-sugar added peanut butter
Meal 5: Miso soup and 3 oz salmon
Meal 6: 1/2 protein bar and 1/4 cup steamed broccoli

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Broken tailbone got me down and pouty, so I started the 21 day streak of getting over the despair. #injuryrecovery at its finest!
Days since injury: 25


21-Day-Recovery-Project: Day 5

NIX NEGATIVE
Loving the chance to focus on my upper-body strength, something that’s taken a sideline to my half marathon training.

OUTLET
Starting work on my next art piece.

WORKOUT
Off-day (Always important to honor the off day. if you miss a day in your workout, don’t think, I’ll just make up for it by skipping my off day. WHY? training is way more a mental challenge than you think. Honoring the off day will train you to push it hard in the few days you have to work out because you will know you have that off day coming up. The rest day is just as important as your training days because your body needs a good solid recovery day.

MEAL PLAN
Meal 1: Power Protein Shake (Banana, chocolate protein)
Meal 2: N/A – hard to squeeze that in during church
Meal 3: Unfortunately not good selection at the Church potluck lunch, so after the lunch we rushed home and sauteed some chicken in onions and a bit of soy sauce, garlic salt and cracked pepper
Meal 4: Vanilla protein with frozen strawberries
Meal 5: Easter dinner at the in-laws. Prediction: Grilled chicken, salad with avocado (I’ll edit this note if this is not what happens, but I can promise you I’ll be eating healthy)
Meal 6: N/A

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Broken tailbone got me down and pouty, so I started the 21 day streak of getting over the despair. #injuryrecovery at its finest!
Days since injury: 24


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