So the bad news is that Prep has officially gotten Difficult, and that the easily-overstrained muscles on my right shoulder and back have been acting up.
And the good news is that I recently bought a giant bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.
I had to go get kneaded into a pulp on Sunday. Between all those handstands, new moves, and the elusive pike that I still struggle with, Prep has officially started taking its toll on me and it’s not funny.
What is kinda funny is that while my massage therapist took a break from bashing me between the shoulders with her elbows and worked on my glutes instead, she exclaimed (in Mandarin) with a chuckle, “Wow, you work out a lot huh? Your butt’s really firm.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to contribute to my nonexistent DVD Cover, my loud vulgarity-laced Superman, or my extremely heavy wrong-side aerial chopper.
Not that I’m complaining actually! I was totally prepared to struggle like hell doing Prep for the first time (and probably the second, and the third), and I was fully aware that I’d probably pull a muscle or two in the process too.
The plan is to substitute all the harder tricks in the routine with easier stuff for now, and hopefully I can hang in there til the end of term with all my body parts still relatively healthy and functional.
And if not, I’m going to need a lot more than just one bag of Peanut Butter Cups and a massage to feel better.