Back is Talking Nasty – RunLog 4-2-18

A very weird day, while doing Bennie’s long walk, about 1/2 mile into it, all of sudden my lower left back started to really talk nasty to me. I thought for a few minutes that I was going to have to ask Mary to go back and get Clifford to give me a ride home. However, after a few minutes I was able to walk gingerly.

It seemed to clear up, but there was an echo of discomfort that didn’t go away all day.

However, me being me, I wanted to keep moving around and the back didn’t feel THAT bad, but at the same time, I didn’t want to go on a run and find myself 2-3 miles away from the house or gym and have to crawl back or make a phone call to get someone to come and get me.

Which meant another day on the treadmill, even though the weather and roads were both good enough to run outside. Drat!

Once at the gym I did a lot of stretching and stuff when I got to the gym, which seemed to help a bit.

I put the treadmill on 7.1 mph and didn’t speed up or anything for the next 5.0 miles. The back didn’t bother all that much once I got going, it was that echo of discomfort more than any real discomfort.

Instead of getting on the elliptical I just foam rolled and squawked a bit when I rolled that lacrosse ball, however, I felt better after I got done.

Although I will not do my scheduled long run tomorrow and may skip it this week altogether, but it also means that more than likely that if I run tomorrow it will probably be another treadmill run. Not a big deal, but sometimes better to be in control of the pace and where you are, if you are unsure of how your body is going to respond to a workout.

I wonder if running circles around the track on Sunday had anything to do with it? I will probably never know the cause of my back talking so nasty to me this morning, but it would be nice to have a clue about what happened.

Everything seems pretty good right now, so I am hopeful it was just a back spasm.

2 thoughts on “Back is Talking Nasty – RunLog 4-2-18

  1. I can’t say anything about the cause, Harold, but I know that I also get spasms in my lower back on the right side, and those are a sign of the tightness that can start to radiate downwards. Back and core exercises are good though, and you’re foam rolling and stretching. Hope it was just a little bit of talk and won’t turn into an issue!

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