On going saga here of back pain and strain.
It has affected me a bit. I’m just tired from the effort to hold myself up all the time. I’m tired of having to think before I move. and I am kind of tired of planning things perfectly so I don’t wrench out my back again.
All that negativity… but in truth…it is getting better.
Today I decided to simply skip swimming in the morning. I was feeling tired. I had a very relaxing morning, and still managed to be at work 3 minutes after 8 rather than 3 ahead.
Work was an on going battle with my back and my brain. It seems that being in pain really kind of fogs the brain.
So I worked on things today, but found that after lunch and one enormously long meeting….I found that I was kind of cooked. I tried to do some graphs but the results were really odd, so I finally just did maintenance things- like taking care of reporting flu cases.
After work, I had a massage from the new Massage Master. I admit I had been looking forward to it since Monday.
The massage in itself was tough. This type of “massage” is not the spa type where you put on a robe, and a hot guy oils you down and you experiences long strokes or whatever. I ended up almost coming off the table during a stretch, and then my knee again touched my ear. He worked on all the problems spots and at one point as I was rolling over, I mentioned that this one spot on my side is where the pain was. Turns out it was/is an Ab muscle. After he worked on it a while he decided that it’s possible that this Ab muscle may have been what tweaked everything out in the first place.
We finished up and I noted with surprise that I was able to move more freely and that the pinchy spot was just gone.
I’m hoping the effects of the massage last a day or so, so I can heal and get going on the training. My only fear is that this is fleeting relief and that tomorrow I’ll wake up all like this again.