Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sun Burned Squats Suck

So I may have stayed in the sun a bit too long in California. I didn't realize how much stronger the Sun could be there as I've stayed out in the sun for hours in the Northeast with nothing major happening. It was a nice mid 70 degree day and I didn't think anything of it. I figured I'd have a bit of redness after but nothing like what you see below. The top picture is a few days before the trip. The bottom picture is a few days after a day at the beach.

Not Enough Vitamin D?

Too Much Vitamin D!

I don't think the pictures do it justice as the redness has a nice kool-aid man like redness that digital photography just can't fully capture. My back definitely got the worst of it.

So silly me. I decided to hit the gym and go figure the first exercise on the agenda was box squats. Imagine my surprise when loading the bar to just over 200lbs and finding it more painful than usual. To say I had a crappy workout would be an understatement.

Anyway, Cali was fun. I guess I should post a blog of acceptable sun screens in the near future as I'm not a big fan of most of the ones on the market as they contain carcinogens themselves (irony at its best, being that we use it thinking we'll help prevent skin cancer). I typically just recommend limiting sun exposure, and I guess in this instance I failed to follow my own advice.

I'll be resuming my things you are afraid of series this week, so don't worry.

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