Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Right now I am sitting at home, on the couch, with a heating pad on my back. On Saturday afternoon of a day of sight seeing - my back started to twinge. Not good I thought, but whatever. I took some Aleve, but it didn't seem to help much.

Sunday was, well, Sunday, and it really didn't bother me much during the swim. After is a different story. I attempted to relax the muscles with some cider - but that didn't help either.

Yesterday during touristy stuff I did more stretching, resting, whatever I could to help. Not much worked. With some DC tri club forum advise, along with facebook advice, I kept trying different things. Ice/heat/ice/heat. More Aleve. Nothing seems to be working.

This morning, I tried to lay down with the legs up against the couch for 15 minutes. It took me 20 minutes to get back up - and was worse than I imagined. The spasms won't stop! Poor Mom and Dad stopped by to say goodbye on their long drive home and I was in so much pain... not the way I wanted to say goodbye.

So, I have an appointment at 2 and I am really hoping things go okay. I am starting to get a bit frustrated and down about this stuff and not sure what to do. Sunday's race is looking bleak and I am really trying to stay positive. Really REALLY trying.

1 comment:

greendale said...

Don't be discouraged! You are the "IRONMAN" and you should be proud of accomplishing that last year! Maybe your body is telling you to ease up a little bit. Bet it was nice having your mom & dad there too.
Hope your back feels better!!
Greendale still is proud of you!!!