What a weekend! We went to the Cape last Thursday and got back Sunday night around dinner time. There was a holiday party and lots of food, but no running for this mother runner. Why you ask? Well, I had my first (and I can only hope last!) experience with lower back spasms.
My back had been a little sore last week, but nothing huge. On Friday, I went down to the local paint/wallpaper store in Falmouth for some inspiration for the boys’ room. When I bent over to pick up one of the wallpaper books, BAM!
I can only liken them to contractions, but in your back. It felt like someone was stabbing me in the back for a about 30 seconds and then it would stop. When I would bend forward or twist, they would start again.
I haven’t cried from pain since I gave birth, but I cried Friday. I will not lie, it hurt like hell. After an emergency trip to the chiropractor, I felt a little better. He confirmed it was muscle spasms, so I had to rest and try to stay comfortable Friday and most of Saturday.
I did start feeling improvement Saturday and I feel much better today, though I can still feel some strain when I bend forward. We hit the Wild Harbor Association Christmas party on Saturday night—after some Christmas shopping with my Mom. On Sunday, we moved some more boxes into storage at our soon-to-be new home.
I haven’t run since a great 7-miler on Thursday. I am headed to the chiropractor this morning for another adjustment, and I will see how it feels tomorrow. I may run, or I may not. I am just glad I can bend over again.
Yesterday, I was super psyched to receive my Secret Santa gift from my Supermoms running group. Check out the pic—some awesome locally made granola from Michigan, an Athleta headband, Balega socks and a cool magnet. It made my Monday!
How was your weekend??