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Oh! No! a stumbling block

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yesterday I was walking along the shore of Lake Hemet, CA. I bent over to examine some rocks and oh my word, A sharp pain stabbed me at the end of my tailbone. I fell to my knees and wondered what had happened. NOT Again!!!! My back went out. In 2005 I was involved in a nasty School bus accident which left 3 bulging discs in my lower back. I take great steps to ensure that I do proper exercises and everything by the book. Just bending over can cause great pain at times.

I finished my walk and tallied 8634 steps for the day. My streak of 10000 steps has been shattered. I laid on the sofa with 2 ice bags on my back ,saddened that I would not meet my goal.

This morning I woke up sore , but not in much pain. I started off slowly and I am proud to say I have completed 11260 steps and I still have 1.5 hours before bedtime.
I may have to start this streak over But I WILL WIN!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUDYAMK 10/12/2012 12:22AM

    I know about the back pain you suffer with .I am under . care with mine. I live on ice packs & hot packs, deep tissue massage, chiropractor & a tens unit which is a great tool for me.I will be getting one for home use. I have scoliosis that is bad.I never took any medication for it. They want to put rods in my back I told the surgeon NO not until I am in a wheelchair & then I would just think about it. I work in a pharmacy I see too much staff infection & MIRSA,. Hope you are doing well
take care

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WILSONWR 10/11/2012 4:33PM

    I somehow missed this blog of yours! I'm glad you've recovered and able to walk again. My back has been sore today from digging up plants yesterday, and I was really concerned it would affect my walking. So far it hasn't, but I'm definitely going to take it a little easier today. I definitely don't want an injury to sideline the progress!

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BALLOUZOO 9/25/2012 9:18PM

    Sorry about your back! Hope you are feeling better now!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 9/25/2012 12:02AM

    Oh, so sorry about the back pain. Backs are such tricky, weird things. Hope it feels better quickly and you can start a new streak that will last even longer!! :)

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MSBEKANATOR 9/23/2012 11:48PM

    :( Sorry about your pain, and your broken streak, but it's so inspiring that you picked it up again today! Praying you will feel better quickly!

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DARINGR8LY 9/23/2012 11:16PM

    Paula I am sorry about your back but I'm glad you are doing better now. Do you know why it possibly happened? Just because you bent the wrong way?

Yes keep up the 10,000 step streak. Maybe even bump it up to 10500? I know you can do anything you set your mind to.

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EMILYDOODLE 9/23/2012 11:04PM

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SLUNDQUIS 9/23/2012 10:57PM

    Way to keep pushing, icy-hot patches really help.

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HANNAHEP 9/23/2012 10:43PM

    Breaking streaks is never fun, but often there is a silver lining. Even though you had a minor setback, you still tallied over 8,00 steps. Not to mention that while streaks are important, the safety of your back and the monitoring of your injury are CRUCIAL in maintaining an active lifestyle. This small break in your streak was for a very very important reason...don't forget it!
Congratulations on getting right back on the 10000+ wagon!

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