Maybe it’s not the running

This is extremely frustrating. I haven’t run since Saturday, yet here I am tonight in back pain again – bad enough that I took the Big Naproxen and a muscle relaxant. This, like my migraines, is something for which I’ve spent years trying to figure out the trigger to no avail. I’m starting to think that the trigger is breathing…

In other news, diet program is going great, super easy. Today I went for two walks – 30 minutes at lunch time and 45 minutes after work with my sweetie. I also spent some time this evening hunched over a puzzle on my dining room table, so maybe that wasn’t so good for my back? I find that I really enjoy puzzles, they give me something to do with my hands and quiet my racing mind, which has depressive tendencies if left to it’s own devices. So when I have nothing else I need or want or can think of to do, a puzzle is a really good distraction for me.

Tomorrow is the weigh in for this week, and then Thursday and Friday I’ll be on a business trip to Portland, Oregon, which will require some strategic packing for my food and exercise plan, as well as a bit of meeting food-dodging. I’ll be back Friday night and Saturday is the Dirty Girl 5K. I will probably run that regardless, because I don’t want to let the team down, and I have muscle relaxants for after.

In other, other news: This is my 250th post on this blog! Woot!

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4 Responses to “Maybe it’s not the running”

  1. jaymeball13 Says:

    Man what a bummer that you are down and out. I would be like you and still do the 5k. I think runners might be the most finicky and stubborn people out there. 🙂 I was in Portland in Jan for the first time this year, I hated it, but probably because it was January. haha. good luck with the strategic packing and planning!!
    By the way, I have nominated you for the Liebster award (for bloggers w/ less than 200 followers) after spending some time browsing your posts. It took me several days to find people I enjoyed and go through the questions and things. If you click on the link http://theroadtophysicalfitness.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/liebster-award-and-nominees/ you will be routed to the post where I nominate! I am excited to have been nominated because now I’ve found several new blogs where I look forward to the new posts. Keep up the great work!!

  2. dee Says:

    Have you heard of Alexander Technique? They have something called “floor work” which I use all the time for a sore back, and it really helps. There are good books on it, or you could look at this video to get an idea. Your back may just need to “unwind” after all your activity!

  3. dee Says:

    BTW, the video I posted is geared toward performers and public speakers (because Alexander Technique is often taught to performers), but it’s a great technique for anyone who has back stress or tension. My husband was basically saved from a lifetime of pain because of back problems in his family when he started using this technique, and swears by it! I do the floor work 5 times a week for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes per session.

    • Laina Says:

      Thank you. Unfortunately, I have tried that, as well as Egoscue, acupuncture, physical therapy, medication, exercise, no exercise, stretching, massage, and lumbar injections. :-\


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