Dash-Splash-Push is in Twelve Days. 3 Mile run, 300 Yd swim, all the consecutive competitive judged pushups one can muster. Four weeks later, I'm hoping for a PR at the Run For the Zoo 10K.
This is supposed to be my peak training week, with one week "taper" which mostly means that I wouldn't be moving on to week 6 of the push-up challenge (would hang onto whatever day I got to previously and repeat) and wouldn't be doing hills or speed work the Thursday before the race. Up until now, I'd say my training has been going well for Dash-Splash-Push, but not quite as well for positioning myself for a 10K PR four weeks later.
Until this weekend, that is. At that point everything began to unravel.
From my last post, you see that I missed my long run this weekend. I also didn't start my pushups for the week. Nor did I swim.
No cause for panic. Stuff happens, right?
Sure, but yesterday morning I started having back spasms. Ever have those? To say they suck is an understatement. I could barely move. My assumption is that this is related to pushing that darn car. I knew I needed to use my legs, but at some point, I probably strained my back.
I stayed home from work. Called into a few very important meetings, but otherwise spent the day stretching, using ice, ibuprophen, moist heat, and whatever tricks I could find to try to get my back to calm down. This was so that I could do simple thing, you know, like getting up to go to the bathroom. Nice, huh?
Today my back is better (no spasms), but not good (hurts like crazy). I'm going to work from home again and might try going to the chiropractor.
There is no way I can run or swim or do pushups or go to the gym. And in fact, I'm wondering how long it will take to be able to do any of that stuff without back pain. I sure hope it's less than twelve days.
Oh no, feel better!ReplyDelete
I'm picturing a late 80's southern pastor with his hand on your forehead yelling "HEAL" - maybe that'll help.
I haven't felt the pain of back spasms but they sound excruciating-- and all the more frustrating to have gotten them from pushing dead car. Ugh. I hope you do get a chance to go to the chiropractor and are able to function normally again soon.ReplyDelete
Ouch..sigh...Meloxicam is my secret weapon-is a prescription anti-inflammatory (think along the lines of super dooper ibuprofen)..Works like a charm!ReplyDelete
I read the "pushing the car" part the other day and winced just thinking about it. Hope the back is recovered soon. I hear you on the plans changing, I guess we'll get through and move on.ReplyDelete
Oh No!!! Darn!!! Take care of yourself and feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Crap! I hope lots of rest, ice and the chiro help. Sending healing vibes.ReplyDelete
Hope you feel better and can still do your tri!!!ReplyDelete
Darn! I'll keep my fingers crossed this pain will go away very quickly.ReplyDelete
I would definitely go see the chiro. Back pain is no fun! Good luck. Hope you're moving and pain free soon.ReplyDelete
Gah! I hope there is nothing serious with your back. Feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Oh no! What terrible timing. Keep up the RICE routine and take care.ReplyDelete
Nuts! That sounds so awful. Oh, I hope your back heals up quickly. I'm definitely sending you the healing vibes...ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness Lisa, I feel for you!!! I really do! Try to do what you can to heal yourself - whatever it takes. I am rooting for you! I want to see you out there doing your thing!!ReplyDelete
OH NO! That sounds so horrible, how frustrating, and PAINFUL! I've never had back pain like that, but it sounds horrid. Take it easy, I'm sending good wishes your way :) I hope it heals up soon.ReplyDelete
That sounds all too familiar to me. My back had me all tied up a few weeks ago. The good thing is that after about a week it felt better and I haven't had any problems since. Hopefully yours is the same way.ReplyDelete
Oh, no, Lisa. I'm so sorry to hear. Go and see the chiropractor. He might be able to help. Hope you recover quickly for the race.ReplyDelete
That sucks Lisa, sorry to hear :( Sounds like you're doing everything right... just keep up with the resting, icing, and hopefully the chiro can help! Keep us posted!ReplyDelete
Ouch! Take care of yourself Lisa!ReplyDelete
That's no good! I hope the back gets better and you're able to do all those important things again pain free.ReplyDelete
Seriously - you need a massage!ReplyDelete
YIKES! It's been a long time since I had bad back pain but I still remember quite vividly how painful it was. Hope yours improves quickly!ReplyDelete
I went through this last fall after my crazy summer of training for the half and then not really taking any time off and going full force into half marathon training. Part of the problem with this type of injury is we think it will be okay in a couple of days. The reality is that it is more likely at least 7-10 days of rest, icing, ibuprofen, heat, easy stretching, and probably the chirpractor. Better to take the time now than have it linger into summer and miss more fun. Ouch!ReplyDelete
I hope your back heals up pronto! We got work to do!!ReplyDelete