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 Team Challenge with my team, Team Grotto. I really can’t blame Spinning at Biker Barre for throwing out my back but it happened. Not a pinched nerve but some sort of spontaneous back weakness. Thank God it’s not Sciatica!
I am getting better but it’s paused CrossFit for a week and rowing until today or tomorrow. I am feeling better but I really must say I feel like a car the day after the warranty expires. It feels like I have spontaneously gone to seed.
Happy new year!
But, that happens sometimes. I need to keep on resting, stretching, and getting in some nice walking and light rowing. I might have made it worse by going on a two-hour walkabout the day my back tweaked but I know one thing: when I searched Google about throwing out your back, Google was clear on four things: ice it immediately, heat it after 48 hours, allow your back to rest — rest is essential — and lose as much weight as possible.
Yes, carrying extra weight is obviously behind both my weak back and also my bothersome knees. Yes, it’s a catch-22, but I have all the tools required to turn this boat around.
I’ll see you at CrossFit South Arlington, Conor! Don’t worry, Hope, Hunter, Douglas, and Scott: I’ll start contributing meters ASAP my friends! I will not abandon Team Grotto in the Virtual Team Challenge!