Is it possible to pull a butt muscle? I mean, I've heard of pulled groin muscles, and I've heard of throwing out your back. But you don't often hear of people complaining that they pulled a muscle in their gluteus maximus. But then, maybe people are too proud to admit that. Obviously, I'm not proud.
My husband brought home the new Kinect gaming system the other day. It was an early Christmas present. For him, I think, rather than the kids. It really is cool, so I'll lay claim to it too. Without getting into any wild conspiracy theories, the smart camera and too smart system that is the Kinect freaks me out just a little bit, but the fun outweighs the creepiness.
The first day we had the system, I played the games that came with the system. I tubed down a river; rafted across some clouds; and did an obstacle course that involved ducking under bars, jumping over hurdles, and dodging big pink things.
The next day I was mildly sore. Well, sore enough to complain a little. I must be really out of shape, I thought.
So I paid a little visit to Amazon where I found the Kinect fitness game for $10 off. Using my Swagbucks free Amazon giftcards, I ordered and it magically appeared in my mailbox a couple of days later.
So with this fitness game, I have my own personal trainer who takes me through lots of different exercise routines. I did some toning, some cardio kickboxing...and I felt good at first. The next day, however, yep, my butt hurt. So naturally I did some more toning, some more cardio kickboxing. And today I can barely walk. Well, I can walk. I'm just lopsided because it is just my right side that is in pain.
I have nursed a sore back, achy arms, and tired legs before. But I'm just not sure what to do with a sore butt muscle. I mean, I still need to walk, and surprisingly, one uses one's butt muscles A LOT when walking. So with the necessary walking around, getting from place to place, there is no rest for my gluteus maximus. Perhaps this will be a chronic problem.
If so, I really need to come up with a better story to tell people than the fact that I got my butt kicked by a video game.