Based on a comment on my post about starting the year on the injured reserve, I looked into it and am pretty sure gout is the problem. Recommended treatments included anti-inflammatory meds and I just so happened to have a bottle of my wife’s Celebrex on hand so I have been taking those, lo and behold the swelling and pain has all but disappeared (yes Doctor Samizdat, I know I am not supposed to take meds not prescribed to me). Hopefully a couple of days of Celebrex and drinking lots of clear fluids will clear it up. I would say that I am at 90% on that foot as of right now.
I even went this morning and worked out for the first time since last Friday, mild discomfort but I was even able to do most of the leg machines I normally do while skipping the calf extension. I put in a solid hour of hard lifting although when I got home it felt pretty good to get my shoes off.
I was a little worried about how busy it would be on January 4th with all of the New Year’s resolution people showing up and while it was kinda busy, it wasn’t awful. Mostly people I saw all of last year, a few new guys and a handful of fairly hot mid-20s chicks in spandex so that was a bonus. Almost without exception I used whatever weights or machines as soon as I wanted to, and that makes the whole workout much happier for this guy. As an aside, people around here are flat out mental for pickleball, four courts going non-stop with lots of players waiting to get in.
With any luck I can get right back to my workout routine after a four day hiatus, I’m glad it doesn’t seem to be anything serious.