Saturday was cross training day for me. I planned a good workout in the garage. After some stretching I figured I would get the heart rate going with some jump ropes. I did a 30 sec set and felt great. I figured I would do another set. But 15secs through it, I must have landed wrong or something because I felt a sharp breathtaking pain in my lower that stopped me immediately!
I knew exactly what it was, It's happened to me before. I threw out my back. Even with the pain, I tried to convince myself that it was nothing and I could continue working out. No dice. I was done. I spent the rest of the day Saturday and most of Sunday on the couch with a heating pad on my back. No 8 mile run on Sunday like was planned, no running today and probably no running tomorrow.
I've thrown out my back before and I've never had a good story to explain how it happened. It was never because of weight lifting 500 pounds or carrying furniture during a move. I've thrown out my back with a sneeze, a cough and even picking up a pencil. Now I can add this to the list of uncool ways to throw out your back. :)
Time to pull out my sheet of back exercises I got from PT a few years back. Hopefully I'm back running by the end of the week. I'm going to have to take this day by day. I'm glad this happened now, right in the beginning of marathon training. I can nurse this now and get it out of the way.
Have a great week everyone!!