I woke up this morning with the biggest kink in my neck.
I am not sure if I slept funny or what, but at around 4:30 this morning a throbbing pain from the back right side of my neck was so bad that it woke me from my deep slumber. I tried to stretch the muscle, take some advil, and coat it with icy hot, but nothing seemed to help. Any quick turn of my head and I was in agony.
I managed to hold my head straight long enough to sleep until my alarm, but that’s not saying much.
When I did finally crawl out of bed, I was determined not to let the pain interfere with my running plans. I laced up my shoes and cranked out a solid 4 miles. Luckily the actual running had no impact on my neck at all, it was the whole turning my head that had issues. I’m sure I was a sight to see as I had to use my whole body to look both ways when crossing the street.
As I type this my neck is still bothering me. I have my fingers crossed it goes away soon or staring at a computer all day is not going to be fun at all. 🙁
At least my breakfast was fun this morning.
I finished off an economy jar of almond butter over the weekend and put it to good use as a vessel for my over night oats last night.
In the jar:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (dry, not cooked)
- Fat Free Milk
- Plain Yogurt
- Chia Seeds
- Butterscotch Chips
This morning I topped the pretty jar of oats with strawberries and a crumbled almond butter cookie.
I loved the pretty layers you could see through the glass.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to alleviate this kink in my neck I am all ears! 🙂