Another week has come and gone, and another week has not gone as planned. Despite it being a busy week, which included a late night due to graduation for the school that I teach at, the week actually went really well on the fitness front until the very end of the week, when I started experiencing severe lower back pain early Saturday morning. The pain was bad enough to the point that I couldn’t safely carry little man around for part of the day until I got the pain under control. And even then, I still faced significant difficulty in taking care of him. Needless to say, my planned run for the weekend did not happen.
Earlier in the week, I was fairly active. On Monday, I went for my first run since ZOOMA Annapolis on June 4th. Tuesday included a long walk with little man after school. And on Thursday I spent time at the gym both on the elliptical and lifting weights. I’m very happy with the three workouts I did manage to get in last week.
Thankfully, my back pain didn’t interfere with being able to celebrate Preston’s first Father’s Day. Little man and I planned a few surprises for Preston, including dressing him in an adorable onesie in honor of Preston’s special day.
After two straight days of back pain, I’m thankful to be headed to the chiropractor this afternoon. Hopefully he’ll be able to help figure out what I did to my back (it all of a sudden started hurting when I went to go open a drawer in the kitchen – very odd I know!), as well as to be able to help provide me with some relief.
Mon 6/13 – 3.10 mile run, 0.36 mile cool down walk
Tues 6/14 – 2.08 mile walk
Wed 6/15 – Rest day
Thurs 6/16 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 35 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Fri 6/17 – Rest day
Sat 6/18 – Rest day
Sun 6/19 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 8.05 miles
QOTD: When did you last deal with unexplained pain?