Hey guys! How was the weekend?
Mine started great – it was a beautiful day on Saturday. I made coffee, played with J, cleaned a bit and thought about what we were going to do. While J was napping I decided to take advantage of the great weather and go for a relaxing run outside. I found a new trail nearby and had been wanting to try it out for a few weeks.
And that’s when it happened.
You may remember me stating I went to the chiropractor on Wednesday because of a pinched nerve in my lower back. Even after my adjustment it still didn’t feel 100% buy I thought it was just sore and needed some time to heal. I even ran on Thursday night and I was fine during and the next day.
Mid run yesterday, about 2 miles, my lower back seized up. I stopped, tried to stretch it out but no dice. I walked a bit but walking actually hurt worse than jogging. And all I could think about was getting back to my car. So I sucked it up and jogged the rest of the way back; stopping here or there to stretch it out.
Got in the car, called Marc and told him what had happened. I was so upset because I was having a fantastic run and I could have ran so much more. But I didn’t want to push it. I’m just glad I was only 2 miles out!
It was feeling fine as I was driving – not an ounce of pain. I got out and BAM – down I almost went. I couldn’t walk. PERIOD.
I crawled into the house, looked at Marc and said “Something isn’t right.” I laid on the floor with ice packs on my back, took some Tylenol and hoped for the best.
Well it’s Sunday night and still can’t walk. I can sit and bend over but lifting, walking and carrying anything sends shooting pains down my left side and leg.
I am off to see the chiropractor tomorrow morning and I am hoping for some good news. But I am also very scared as I have never experienced back pain like this before. The left side of my lower spine on my hip is extremely swollen and there is a huge lump in my lower vertebrae. And even when I make small moves I can hear it pop back there – it’s pretty gross.
I want to cry. I have my FIRST half marathon coming up in 3 WEEKS! How am I supposed to do this when I can’t even walk?! I am so discouraged =(
I am really hoping for some good news tomorrow morning. Even if I have to take a week off to rest and recoup I know I will be fine for the marathon. I don’t want to prolong my injury, whatever it may be.
I will keep you all updated – please think good thoughts for me. =(