Saturday, May 07, 2011
I overextended myself rototilling a couple weeks ago and my body made me pay for it. Have had a lot of back pain and constant headache ever since. Have gone to the chiropractor a couple times and am using heat packs to help loosen up the muscles between my shoulders.
I have heavy clay soil and it was so hard to till through it was bucking the tiller up and down and all around and my shoulders along with it. Of course, I couldn't make the wise choice and work it for just a few minutes - oh no, I don't remember that I am long past the age I was when I last used a tiller and have to go at it for at least an hour and follow that up with another hour of crawling around planting.
Well, live and learn. After some healing time, the other afternoon I used the tiller for about 15 mins and still had back spasms all night and for two days after. We are leaving for Vegas for a few days on Monday so I'm hoping the enforced "no tilling rule" and the hot tub and pool will finish up my healing period because the yard and garden are calling my name!
Definitely did not do well tracking on SP during this period but tried to eat wisely except for at least one day when I tried to drown my pain with food and figured out that was not going to work either!
Will be back in touch after we get back - happy spring and take it easy if you haven't been out in the garden/yard for a while - and you're on the wrong side of 60 like me!