07 June 2007

My aching back.

For a few months earlier in the year, I had some real problems with my back. It got extremely painful with crippling pains shooting down my leg. I knew it was my sciatica acting up and it was really bad. I refused to go to the doctor because I knew what they would tell me and I knew it would be wrong - for me. Instead I got back into exercising. I worked on my core strength and slowly built myself up. It worked. My back got better. It's not perfect and I still have twinges but at least I can now pinpoint what caused it.

Well, yesterday my back started aching. It wasn't really painful just kind of aching. I could not figure out what was wrong. I did all my stretches and some yoga and nothing really helped, it just ached. This morning, as I was getting out of bed, it was still aching and I thought it felt like when you have a cramp and the cramp releases. Once that muscle starts to relax it aches, sometimes more than the cramp itself. So I figure that's what's happening, my back muscles are finally releasing. I should probably get a massage or something at this point to facilitate healing. Bottom line is, I'm happy.

So this morning was back to weights and interval training. I'm really getting to like weight training. It's not something I was ever big on, but I like it now. Also this interval training is awesome. In 25 minutes I get a kick butt workout that keeps burning for awhile after. That's cool.

Okay, that's it for now. I probably should do some work.

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