Monday, May 03, 2010
I have really been struggling the last three weeks. My herniated disks are not getting better. The physical therapist told me I needed to stop running, not just for a week but forever. I have also been to a chiropractor with not much relief either. People are telling me to give up the running thing and just be happy with walking or swimming, whatever. But I really want to RUN!! I had gotten back into the grove of it and it is such a tension reliever for me.
Last week the physical therapist was telling me that maybe an inversion table might help. This is a table that you lay down on and then use your body weight to make your feet higher than your head. You don't even have to hang completely upside down.
Big 5 had one on sell for just over 100.00. I have been using it for about a week and what a difference it has made for me. So I am starting to run a bit again.
My routine is to get on the inversion table for 5 minutes in the morning and again before I go to bed or after I run. I have also been very consistent about doing a half hour of yoga at night.
It isn't perfect and my back isn't perfect, but enough that I have signed up for the Health Days 5K in Smithfield on May 8. I have 2 of my kids running with me and that is always the best part for me.
Wish me lucK!!