Welp. I guess my little lower back flare up is a bit worse than I originally thought.
I think the last time I wrote about it was last Wednesday, can't remember, but on Thursday, I did go to the gym and run 6 miles on the treadmill and everything was fine.
Friday morning since I was off work, it was such a nice morning that I set out on the bike and clocked 24 miles riding the Heights Bike Trail into downtown, back and then went the bike trail along White Oak until I had to turn around due to the fact they aren't through with it past a certain point (which is 6 miles from my house).
Then Friday night I noticed that it wasn't hurting when sitting down, but rather when I was upright which goes against all previous flare ups. Generally walking and running made it feel better. Not now. I had trouble walking out of the restaurant last night, but really wasn't too concerned about it.
This morning when the alarm went off I originally just turned it off and went back to bed and thought since it was going to be so cool and nice today that I could run on my own instead of running with Kenyan Way. So when I did get up and out the door, I knew right away that there would be no running today, and probably for a few days (hopefully not longer than that).
The pain was just excruciating in my lower left back and I knew that it would be more dumb than dumb to even try past the few feet that I went.
I came inside, grabbed my backpack and took off for the gym.
I went at warp speed on the elliptical for 1 hour and 10 min and it felt so much better doing that! No impact, no impact, no impact! Then I got on the rower; did 1000m as fast as I could and then did about another 30 minutes of weights.
My range of motion forward is much better; I can lift the leg much better and I guess the best part that the recent flare up hasn't been so bad that I have numbness in my foot from it.
Its the little things.
So at least for now, no running and no jumping rope until its better. I honestly think it might have been all those attempts at double unders that might have done me in. When attempting double unders I tend to really pound into the floor whereas with single unders I am smoooooth as buttah.
Oh well, whatever it was, its done and now I just need to recooperate. I will keep at the elliptical, rower and weights. If by Monday things feel better I will probably go back to CrossFit and do whatever parts of the WOD each day that I can. If there is any running involved, I will do the rower and with double unders, I will just have to have one of the coaches give me an alternative.
ps: going on day 14 with no Diet Coke. I actually bought a can of it yesterday for whatever reason, took a sip or two of it, and poured it out. Just tasted funky and me no likey funky. :O)
pss: even when injured its ok to work out, just alter it to be certain you don't further injure yourself. so many people I know use injury as a reason to take time off or become complacent. and become fat. I have no plans to sit on my laurels whenever my running is halted or whatever. I will not undo all the work I have done with running, CrossFit, biking and what-not just because of a little hiccup.