All during the 9 week programme I didn’t get any injuries or joint pains other than some piriformis which luckily didn’t stop me running. I didn’t get any colds or bugs, just some aches after a run that would be gone the next day, which I just consider a normal by-product of running. So overall, and compared to some poor community members here, I consider myself very lucky. Then POW! WHAM! SPLAT! My superhero status has taken a beating…….
For the last 2 days I have been basically bed-ridden with a bad back! Got up Thursday for work and found I couldn’t bend, sit or even walk without getting an excruciating pain in my lower back. I had this last year after bending down to pick something up and was paralysed with pain but this time it just came on without warning and without any apparent reason. So, though they tell you that bed rest isn’t the answer any more for back pain, I haven’t really had any choice as its only lying down that relieves it.
I don’t believe it’s the running that has caused it; my last run was Tuesday, though I may be wrong of course…. Actually, I don’t want to believe it!
I have just read that if it isn’t caused by injury or illnesses then exercise like swimming, walking cycling and yes running are ok. If only I could!! I was so looking forward to my run Thursday evening and now it looks like I won’t be running the weekend either – unless a miracle happens and my superpowers are restored!! Oh well, patience is the key.
Oh, and yes, I have a new toy to play with – my Garmin Forerunner 110 arrived today- Yippee! Can’t wait to use it; thanks Shelleymcb for the Amazon link. It looks nice (it even has pink on it!!!! LOL), has plenty of functions for a novice runner like me and came with a HRM too.
Some superheroes have weapons that give them their superpowers don’t they so maybe this is mine….. I hope so cos I really need to get out there and run!!!!!