Week 14 update: apparently I'm falling apart. bah
-right shoulder is in rough shape off and on for past few weeks, no idea why. I discovered last week that my form was off a bit for pushups (well, depending who you ask, OMG everyone says different things) and I think that was the culprit, not really sure though. It's also hurting when I'm at the computer, so it might be some kind of RSI related to that. Or from spiking at volleyball. Or lab work. Too many possibilities, bah. It isn't severe pain but it doesn't feel right either.
-ankle is also in rough shape, still, 2 weeks after pushing it too hard at soccer (no specific injury).
-knees keep feeling wonky the day after I do splits stretching, which worries me. I did them on Sunday but skipped the rest of the week, although I did throw in a few related stretches throughout the week, like pigeon
-I did all 3 nights of bodyweight, but skipped pushups on the middle day because my shoulder hurt. Shoulder felt better on the last day so I did them again. It hurts again today though.
Goals for next week:
1) ask doctor about joints when I see him next week, that probably won't go anywhere though, if so plan a day to visit walkin sports medicine doc, prob not next week though. I already have 2 frickin doctors appointments next week and I'm overdue for eye doctor visit too, ugh. Why are there so many appointments. I probably should skip volleyball because of my shoulder, but it's playoffs, so....yeah, not happening. I'll have a break for a couple months (!!) after next week though. But I really need to work on my back and shoulder strength for seakayaking in May (next month ahhhh), so I need to solve the shoulder pain issue soon.
2) continue with bodyweight exercises but skip pushups entirely and do other arm exercises only on uninjured side, for the entire week. I should probably skip planks too.
3) splits stretching I'll leave open to do if I want (I think doing it 5 nights a week before was too stressful on the knees), but make sure to take it easy when I do it.
4) since I'm skipping some of the arms stuff, I'll have a bit more time, so I'm gonna aim for 2 sets of 8 reps this week instead of the 1 set of 10 I've been doing, and see how that goes.