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Monday, February 6, 2012

Rope Jumping is a dangerous sport...


I'm kinda embarrassed to admit this, but rope jumping is a dangerous sport...
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!!

10 comments:

Michael said...

I'm so sorry. I can literally feel your pain. I've thrown out my back several times before and it is so miserable. People who have never done it before truly don't understand. Hope you feel better soon!

Jeff said...

Ugh, that sucks. I once threw out my back tying my shoe. I hope you feel better soon!

Christi said...

Oh that sucks! I am so sorry. I hope you heal very quickly!

The Unexpected Runner said...

Wow, that sucks! You are right to listen to your body and take it easy right now though. You will be back running (and training) soon enough! Feel better soon :)

Kenley said...

Usually during Marathon Training, I really don't do much cross training at all. If Im gonna do anything, it's running, and never try anything new or what I haven't done in a long time during marathon training. But throwing your back out from rope jumping? It could have happened doing whatever I guess. Hope your back feels better soon, and you can get back into it.

Pam said...

I can commiserate...

I gave myself whiplash from a sneeze once.

Take care of yourself! Rest up!

Char said...

My husband has the same problem at the moment. Yesterday was his first day back at work after having most of last week off. It's no fun! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Jamoosh said...

Well damn. Crossing jump roping off my things to learn list!

Trent (Scott) Lorcher said...

Although I feel bad you can't run for a few days, but inside I'm feeling better about myself. In 1992, I sprained my ankle jumping rope and was on crutches for a couple weeks. And why was I jumping rope? Because I broke my finger catching a basketball and couldn't play that.

Get well soon, my friend.

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