My lower back is all sortsa out-of-whack. I have to see my Chiro two times a month. I missed my regular appointment two weeks ago. Bad news. Very Very Bad News. Now I am behind and paying for it. And speaking of paying for it, WHY do Chiro’s have to be so damn expensive?! I calculated what they make an hour based off my monthly rate and the 5 minutes they spend with me. All I can say is, they aren’t hurting for money. =/
Anyway, back to my point.
Sitting down sucks. Hello compressed spine.
Bending over sucks. Squat baby, squat.
Laying down sucks. Sleeping on an ice pack helps, but rolling over? That’s a whole other story.
Standing feels ok. But only after about 2 minutes of being hunched over and slowly but surely straightening out.
Running. Ya, I can hear your scolding comments now. But, I went running. I told you, standing feels just fine once I am up!
And ya know what is even more weird? I had one of my best averages. What the What?
I averaged an 8:52 mile pace for 4.5 miles.
My normal happy place is 9:30.
This makes no sense to me. None.
I guess the fresh fall air in my lungs combined with the warm sun and open trail just made my body happy.
Did I do more harm to my back? I don’t think so. Felt fine the rest of the day as long as I was up and moving. The second I sat down though, forget about it. Pain. Just sharp throbbing pain. Nothing new.
Back to chiro tomorrow. I’ve got a full class load to teach this week. Ain’t NOBODY got time for a broken back.
Until then I’ll stick to this suggestion – but I’ll take Vodka, thanks.