I always knew I didn’t have much upper body strength, but shoveling yesterday really took a lot out of me. I think I tend to avoid some arm workouts because of this. I don’t even feel like I did that much shoveling, maybe a couple hours worth. I’ve definitely done more than that in one sitting during other winters. I’m thinking it was due to the sheer quantity, since I’m not used to shoveling piles that are over 3′ deep. The snow drifts made the 2 feet of snow into 3+ feet. Couldn’t the snow “drift” in another direction? RUDE.
I’m going to see Marilyn Manson tonight. Looks like I’ll be shuffling around the next few days, my lower back is sore. I’ll probably fit right in, people will think I’m doing a killer Frankenstein impersonation. I think I need to step up my work out routine though, so I’m better prepared for blizzard shoveling. Until then, I’m going to resemble the road kill guy from Beetlejuice. I’m also going to eat some more bananas, I think the potassium helps…as does lots of Tylenol.