So... I had grand exercise plans for this past weekend. I wanted to create a treadmill workout as well as one for strength training. My plans quickly went out the window when I had the most painful muscle spasm I've ever had in my lower back. It was so bad that I felt lightheaded, saw stars, had ringing in my ears, and was sweating! After a few minutes, I felt better, but my back is in lots of pain. The only comfortable position is standing up - Sleeping is even uncomfortable.
Just when I feel like I'm getting back into a routine, something like this happens! I won't let this get me down and I will do my best to get better soon. This means lots of rest, stretching, and patience. This also means I won't be able to run the Hyannis Half in two weeks. :( I may feel better then, but I don't want to risk re-injury, so I will take it easy. I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow, and in the meantime I've been stretching and massaging the injured area and hoping I get better quickly!
Until I am fully recovered, I will focus on clean, healthy eating. I will incorporate some of the exercises I did while in PT and hopefully I'll be better in no time. I really hope I can find out why I continue to have spasms in my lower back. I had an x-ray, but it showed nothing conclusive. It's really discouraging to continue getting hurt. I'm trying to stay positive which, I think helps you heal more quickly!
What do you do to stay positive while injured? Any tips? I came across this quote and thought it was appropriate. What do you think?
Labels: injury, mantra, staying positive