I realize I've been MIA for the past month or so... Did any of you notice? How have you been?
So, I have some good news on the back spasm/pain front. After popping too many Motrin and almost throwing the foam roller out the window, I decided to give acupuncture a go to see if it would help with my pain. After one session, I felt a lot of relief. I completed five sessions over the course of two weeks and I am 99% pain free. I do still feel some discomfort in the morning or if I've been sitting at my desk for too long, but other than that, I feel awesome! I highly recommend acupuncture for pain management!
I have started exercising a little bit (not too much too soon), however I am not back to running yet. The acupuncturist suggested I start with running 1/4 mile to see how I feel. I'm just really nervous that I'll re-injure myself, but I know if I stretch and listen to my body, I think I will be okay! I will try a short run on the treadmill this weekend and hopefully it goes well. *think positively*
Since I haven't run in six weeks, I couldn't participate in the Irish 5k on Sunday. I was sad that I couldn't run the race, but I was more than happy to cheer on my friends while they raced. I will also have to bail on the three races I am registered for over the next three weeks. I am actually headed to Dallas tomorrow -- I was supposed to run the Dallas RnR Half, but I think it's best that I take it easy and just enjoy the the city by walking instead. :)
I'm really hoping to get back into a routine and healthily build up my running (not to mention any lost endurance!). Since I don't have any races on the horizon until the fall, I can really set my sights on training properly and making sure I stretch and foam roll every day.
|While I couldn't run the race, I was happy to cheer on my friends! :)|
Do you have any tips coming back from an injury?
Labels: exercise, injury, races, running