Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ouch my Back...

Last night, out of no where, my lower back muscles seized up. It hurt to move. Wasn't doing anything strenuous. In fact, I was laying in bed with Li reading her a bedtime story.

I figured if I lay down for a bit with a heating pad it'd feel better. Nope. Then I decided I'd just go to bed. Maybe if I rest my muscles would relax. Nope. Woke up this morning even worse.  Dang! I got up and took some tylenol and went to work. As long as I didn't let the tylenol wear off, it was too bad. I could still get stuff done.  The only thing I haven't tried is a soak in the tub. That's the plan for tonight. It would be nice if I had some of the bath soak Staci at Weight Loss Mama
is giving away.

I like to limit the amount of tylenol I take because of the possible liver damage. If I'm going to damage my liver, I'm going to do it the old fashioned way. With gin.

I know this isn't horrible and will heal with a few days of rest. But how am I supposed to rest. I have to small kids. I'm a semi-single mom during the week. AND I'm supposed to run 12mi this weekend. My race is 4 weeks out. Now is not the time for rest. Now is the time for pushing hard. I hate not completing my scheduled miles.

I guess instead of running 12mi tomorrow and 3mi on Sunday, I'll run 3mi tomorrow and 12mi on Sunday. Any one wanna keep me company?

7 comments:

nikki224 said...

Ouch! Back pain is no fun! I've been having trouble on and off with my lower back too. I go to a chiropractor regularly but what really helps me is a deep tissue massage.

And I hear you on being forced to rest when you have a race coming up! My half marathon training has been nonexistant and the race is a week from Sunday. :(

Hope you feel better soon!

Tricia said...

Ouch! Hope you feel better soon!

Libby said...

Ouch!! The only thing that I can think of that you haven't already done is try ice. When I was in physical therapy for my back they said try ice and heat, but the general rule is on a pain scale of 1-10 with 10 being the worst pain, only heat 1-5 and you can ice anytime. Its more a personal thing with 1-5, but with 6-10 pain heat dilates blood vessels allowing more inflammatory responders in, making it hurt more. Its worth a shot and I hope it gets better!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I hear you on that semi single mom thing. The second I come home from school, dad comes home from work. I don't know what "rest" is! Hang in there, I hope you feel better soon!

Carly said...

Ouch!!! I hope your back is feeling better soon. There is nothing worse than back pain.

Staci Dombroski said...

I would say gin is the best way to get the liver damage :-) That is hilarious! Thanks for the link to my blog! Good luck and have a great run this weekend.

Kristy said...

I hope your back is feeling better!