Thursday, June 30, 2011
I ran a 5K on June 4th, the first of the 4 in the Watermelon Series. Soon after I thought to myself that I didn't have a race for three weeks, so it was time to take on the strength training. I was feeling so strong and athletic.
Well, a couple days after the 5K I did an hour Zumba class and then the same day I did a 45 minute Body Sculpting Class with my daughter and weights, and my regular 11 weight machines, and then I did some extra ab work on the stability ball. Like I said I had been feeling so strong and athletic. But then my lower back started to hurt. I thought it was DOMS - the delayed onset muscle soreness you usually get when you work muscles that aren't used to it. But then a week later I was still sore and I thought maybe I had injured myself. I cut way back on the strength training and just did a little arms, but no abs or legs. Gradually the lower back discomfort has gotten better and better. It was still just a little sore when I ran the second of the Watermelon Series 5K on June 25th.
Now my next race is not until July 23rd. I went back to the Y today and did 8 machines, but I reduced the weight on each. I am feeling kind of strong and healthy and athletic, but this time I want to build it back up a little easier.