I have decided to see a chiropractor about my back.
I didn't run for 10 days and it got no better. I was on wk 6, run 2 when I decided to take some time off to see if it made my back any better and I decided on Wednesday to run again but started at wk 5, run 1. It went fine.
I set off to do wk 5, run 2 yesterday and had to stop 5 minutes in as my back was hurting whilst I ran (never done that before - it usually just hurts when I get up in the morning until around lunchtime).
I was out with a friend last night who recommended a chiropractor - she had had an agonisingly painful back but didn't know what she had done to it. She went to see the chiropractor who worked his magic in just one session. So I have left him a message and am hoping to go and see him asap.
I'm finding it so frustrating. I want to run. I should have been at wk 9 by now if I hadn't had to slow down and then take a break. I'm hoping to run tomorrow - I'll probably repeat wk 5, run 1 again - as long as the back is okay. I shall leave until mid afternoon in the hope that it will have loosened up by then.