Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Two weeks ago at boot camp during "Ab-tastic!" day I was in complete mysery. My core strength has always been horrible (that is where I carry most of my weight) and there was a full hour of floor work using our abs and back. I can honestly say that my form sucked during the exercises. I think that class began my back problems. Fast forward to that Friday and it is "Circuit" day at boot camp. I love circuits
. It is a great challenge and it makes the time fly. I made it through 55 minutes of the class. Then our trainer yells, "Full burpees! Full burpees!" I may have flipped him the bird but specifics betray me right now. I jump up in the air, throw myself to the ground into push-up formation and as I go to propell myself up, I feel a lightning bolt of pain
. I immediately collapse. I try to gather myself before anyone notices I have stopped. I tell myself that I am fine, that i just need to regroup. So I go to get up again, and my back won't move! At this point I can't go up OR down. I am just stuck. I call my trainer over and tell him I can't move. He looks shocked and frightened. He calls over the other trainer and they carry me over to a chair. The whole time I am so disappointed that I didn't finish. I HATE not finishing.
After that class I was humiliated and upset. I told myself that athletes fight through the pain. I continue to go to boot camp though my trainers are all on my case. The head coach tells me either I get my back taken care of or I can't come back. I tell them I have an appointment and they allow me to do modified work. I HATE modification. As the days go on, though, I notice it harder to do simple things. I get random spasms and sharp, stabbing pains. Yesterday I finally put on my big girl panties and went to the chiropractor. Sidenote: my chiropractor is so dang HOT!
He has an amazing physique and a rugged face and he is tall and yesterday he was all tan. HHMMM. I sure know how to pick em! But anyways, I learn that I knocked my L4 and L5 (I think that is what he said, the bottome two vertebrae basically) completely out of place. To add to that I had a right hamstring strain that was also pulling on my lower back and waiting over a week to get it taken care of caused a ton of inflammation around the nerve. YIKES! He suggested I take a few days off but he knows me pretty well and then recanted, "Can you at least take it easier?" I told him I would try my best. I do have another appointment tomorrow so hopefully I will get to feeling better soon. Today doesn't look so promising.