Back injury advice
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Ok so I'm having trouble with my lower back & I don't know why. It started around Wed night after I had finished doing my son's hair. I figured it was just the way I was sitting and my body being tired. So it hurt all the next day whenever I would move, but it didn't keep me from doing things. So as the week went on, the dull pain subsided and I started to feel better and forgot about it. So I haven't exactly been in my BLC groove this past week and half & I said yesterday that I was going to get back at it because slacking ISN'T a good look for me!!
Even though it was 40 degrees and the wind was blowing, I put on my better half's long john shirt, his hat with ear flaps, a pair of yoga capris I made from one of his t-shirts and I decided I was going for a 5k. I was feeling good, had my praise music going just walking about 2.8-3.4 mph and singing and praising!! I always try to beat my time so that when I actually do run a race, Im good..ya know. Well anywhoo, I was feeling like I needed to be jogging and that's what I did. I was still feeling great, endurance and stamina are progressing so much that I could run a little longer than usual-which is about a minute to minute and half. Well as I'm coming up on 2.8 or 2.9 miles after a quick jog at about 4.8-5 mph and my lower back starts to hurt!! BUT this isn't the soreness I was having from a few nights before. This was so bad that it hurt when I walked. I had to hold my breath a little when I was slowing down walking. So I realized that I was putting alot of pressure on my right hamstring because it was starting to tense up. So I stopped to stretch my hamstring before it started cramping. Then I continued to walk because I had to finish my 3.1 miles. I ended up doing 3.3 in a hour and 3 minutes, but I had to pull myself up into my truck with the roof handle I was in so much pain with my back.
Ok so I weathered thru it when I got home because I had to cook for my family and I finally laid down. It only hurts badly when I try to sit up straight. I can walk fine or even bend, but getting up or in an upright position was a task. So I took some pain reliever and slept it off. This morning it was feeling alot better. I went to church & we prayed over it in Sunday school & I feel ok now and I am going to continue to speak and pray healing over my body!!
My question for you all is: have you ever had any type of injury like this and what kind of exercises can I do without straining. OR should I even try anything?? I am going to see if walking for an extended amount of time will help, but what else can I do. I am used to jogging, dancing, weights, boot camp, kickboxing, all of that good stuff. And since I have been slacking, I need to step it up!!
So any advice from you ladies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ladies, help me out please with some advice and ideas