well, well, where has the time gone! I have actually taken the past few days off. But, I have been reading my friend’s blogs. I just needed a break, a lot has happened this weekend. The good. The bad. and the plan O’ ugly. haha
I went swimming again on Saturday at the lake in New Town. I look forward to going, whenever I can actually make it! (darn work keeping me from the water! haha) this time, I went three times around the triangle for a totally of 1.8miles.
The first lap around, I tried to just “warm up”. Well….I ended up having a little bet with myself. I wanted to see how many people I could pass during that first lap. (8 by the way haha) So by the third go round, my shoulder was feeling a little tight.
I have ligament elasticity which basically means, I’m bendy. haha. That is how I explain it to my friends. You may have heard double jointed.
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I have hypermobility when it comes to my joints. “Symptoms of laxity are sprained ankles (I roll my ankles all the time. This might be why I fall all the time..) shoulder dislocations, knee effusions and back problems.”
I have all but the knee effusions. Touching the floor with your flat hands and touching your thumb to your forearm. I can even pop my right shoulder out of socket. (which, funny story, I was at the gym one day I was popping my shoulder out of socket, but didn’t realize I was doing it until I looked up to see a guy staring at me like what the heck are you doing!! Oh to freak out the people at the gym)
I will say I am not as impressive as this guy, but this never really seemed to bother me until I started swimming. And when I get tired, I tend to pull my right hand to my left shoulder when I am swimming freestyle (I cross over the imaginary line) which makes my shoulder hurt more.
(here is how the pros swim)
I found this out in highschool when I really hurt my shoulder, and had to do kick sets THE. WHOLE. TIME. It was fun for about a day, then I was over it.