My giant wallet could be giving me sciatica!
April 15, 2016
Not long after I started this blog I pinched my sciatic nerve and then wrote Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick. A couple months later, it happened again and I wrote Oy! My lumbago! So, tonight I have the third race in my 5-race 5k series, Crystal City 5k Fridays and am nursing a pinched […]
Oy! My lumbago!
January 6, 2016
I threw my back out last Saturday morning. It was a sleep injury, which I started getting when I turned 40. it’s not bad, it’s just annoying. And frustrating. So, now that it’s 2016, I have a lot of plans. I was supposed to start CrossFit last Monday. I was supposed to start the Virtual […]
Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick
November 10, 2015
When I am not on Kathe Ana’s table at Heavenly Body’s Clinic here in Arlington, I am using a Big Stick from The Stick to try to work out the almost debilitating tightness in both my right lumbar and the resulting tightness I have in the muscles in my shin. I have been calling the first one sciatica: “lower […]
Don’t swing your kettlebells without stretching your body
October 25, 2015
If you’re going to engage in 90-seconds of vigorous kettlebell swings every hour, all day long, every day, even with only a single 12kg kettlebell, then a stretching regimen is essential. I didn’t and I am zombie, limping, Frankenstein’s monster. From now on, stretching and rigorous use of my foam roller and massage stick. Lesson […]
Recovering after falling onto my back
August 18, 2015
I was so excited! I just launched this blog, posted my first couple posts, and then my feet flew out from underneath me and I made like a lucha libre and did a diving back elbow drop on myself! I got immediately winded and lay there for a couple minutes catching my breath. I went down […]