I’ve Got The Doms – Part Two

Yesterday I wrote about my doomed attempt to build a chiselled physique becoming of my kick ass, marathon running persona. Alas, despite the best efforts of my ever patient son Adam, I failed miserably and crawled away from my first weight session in years a broken man. Far from looking like a Greek God my arms felt like they were made out of Green yoghurt. Little did I know that there was worse to come. Much worse.

It is now four days later and the pain is finally starting to subside in my arms. It’s merely a dull throb now as opposed to a constant, searing ache. I can perform basic tasks unaided such as dressing and feeding myself. On the bright side I reckon I’m close to overcoming my nail biting habit if I keep this up as I’ve been unable to raise my hands to my mouth for a nervous nibble all week.

My timing, as ever, has been impeccable as at work this week I’ve been working on a redraft of a big report which the powers that be are expecting a rapid turnaround on. Having upper arms that feel like they have been set in concrete is not conducive to meeting tight deadlines in a pressurised office environment. It’s a good job I like a challenge. So I’ve been typing through the pain barrier with only the occasional break to sob inconsolably.

I think I’ll stick to running from now on and leave the He-Man heroics to Adam. My legs are strong and I trust them not to let me down come race time. As for my upper limbs? Well I’m afraid I will just have to make do with what God gave me. Much as I’ve thought they might drop off this week, as long as I have enough strength to write the words then that will do just fine. I’ll leave the weights to Arnie and Sly.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

54 thoughts on “I’ve Got The Doms – Part Two

      1. 😂😂😂 Yes, I can see how that could be an issue.

        How about yoga with an emphasis on the upper body? There are plenty of asanas that require upper body strength. That’ll keep you conscious! Especially if you avoid the balancing ones 😊


  1. Aww! But don;t give up though! Why don’t you try doing it little by little in a more gradual manner? But kudos to you for trying! I for one have been trying to move from my couch for a long time and I am hoping it will happen soon!

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                  1. Sorry i think I just deleted your comment on today’s post! Scott says thank you 😁 and those socks are brilliant for spotting him miles off in a crowd of people 🤣


  2. I have learned that going beyond my physical capabilities leads to Ben-gay nights, so I am sticking to walking. In an exercise class, I tend to need to prove I am not in my sixties, which plays havoc on the back. I have now decided that pain-free weight loss is the way to go! You get an E for effort! But maybe, just reducing the pounds would allow you to continue to gain strength.

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      1. Yes, to my chin. Still a ways to go! All my kids and husband are experts at pullups and even climb a rope in our garage. Shae got her first pullup last year and can crank them out now, so that leaves me to at least make a valiant attempt.😊 So right now I’m hanging from a bent-arm position as long as possible to build up my strength. It’s been very humbling so far!! Much harder than my typical type of exercise.


  3. At least you seem to have a sense of humor about it! And you’re doing better than a lot of people myself included. I’ve not walked in ages much less run.

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      1. I’ve been incredibly busy lately and found I can’t do it all. Exercise is just one thing that’s fallen off my daily to do list. But as I watch the scale go up, I know that needs to change.


                  1. 😂😂 I’m watching only world cups & olympics:)
                    But what I mean, if some ppl going to play volleyball on the beach & one of the teams invite me in – I’ll never play. I hate teams since school


  4. I lift weights everyday! When I get out of my chair I am moving 220 pounds! I run from my desk to the coffee pot or bathroom several times a day.

    Actually, yesterday I hiked several miles wading the river and casted the fly rod about a million times.

    Starting weight training and allowing your brain to believe you should start out doing more than you should is a good way to end up feeling like you did. If you give it another go, do embarrassingly light weight. Just the motions of lifting weight, even if it is really light, are using muscle in ways it hasn’t moved in a very long time.

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