I've not posted for a while, I did my graduation run on the 19th June and managed one more 5k. During the next run got, what I think was stitch for the first time. I tried walking and breathing deeply for a while but this didn't help and I ended up abandoning my run after 3.25k. Later that night, in bed, I had muscle pain just below my ribs and by the morning this had turned into mid-back pain/ache on both sides. This was 2 weeks ago, I tried to run last Friday but don't think I even managed one minute before I realised this was only going to make things worse and stopped.
I forgot to mention that about an hour before the run that started all this I did a few crunches (approx 4 x 8) don't know if that could have any connection.
The pain is not unbearable during the normal course of the day but the twinges can take me by surprise and it does get uncomfortable. Today was the first day I thought things maybe getting better but after a day at work and the short drive home it is still evident, though not as bad. I just want to get back out there and am frightened of ending up back at the beginning of Couch25K.
Has anyone else suffered this kind of injury, how long before you were able to run again? How long after things started to feel normal did you resume running?