Wednesday, March 31, 2010

too tired to think of a clever title

~i finally had my appt for my back today. not good news.

~i've been ordered to NOT RUN AT ALL (no impact) for 2 weeks. well poo. i've only ran 3x since returning from WDW as it is, which comes out to once per week. a lot less than I would like.

~i will follow the orders but only until 4.10 as I am already registered and scheduled to run a 5k race that day. hopefully by then I will have enough relief that i'll be able to run comfortably.

~the doc said it's a "biomedical" issue, at least I think that's the word she used. and that basically means that likely my legs are too strong for my pelvic area which in turn causes an excess in torq or friction or something (I guess I should have written this all down) which then causes the pain. maybe it was "biomuscular"...ugh, cannot remember.

~i've been given/assigned exercises to do. i've been prescribed anti-inflammatory meds and muscle relaxers (yay me!) and have a physical therapy appointment next tuesday.

~i've never had back issues before and so the only thing I can think of is that even though I waited 5 days to run after the WDW 1/2 and felt fine, my body wasn't entirely recovered and the result is the injury. since the 1/2 was the one and only time I ever ran that far, i guess this makes sense.

~it totally stinks having tons of motivation to run & then not being able to. honestly, i've never had this problem before...the too much motivation one, that is.

8 comments:

emilysuze said...

I love me some muscle relaxers! Hopefully the break from running, the exercises, and PT helps with your back!

Brandi said...

Oh man, that stinks! Hope you feel better soon!

Also, as someone who has had multiple back injuries...I highly suggest yoga as a means of strengthening your entire core area. Once you've gone through physical therapy and pretty much recovered, of course!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Back pain is not fun. Hopefully the exercises and physio will get you back on track soon, but yay for muscle relaxers in the meantime!

Rachel said...

Yeah i felt that way too! & I hope you get better!!

Señorita Andalucíana said...

Hope you feel better soon! I feel your pain, well sort of, I have scoliosis and when it acts up it is painful.

nory said...

Ugh, so sorry! pain killers at least help but still it's a less than ideal situation. Feel better & take it easy!

Nichole M said...

Were the exercises to strengthen your back or core? Do you do any strength training? You might want to consider adding in some once you're recovered from your injury...

Beth said...

Rest! And then it'll get better.

Thinking about you!