The new house is pretty awesome. Our next door neighbor to the south is a nice older couple. Our neighbor to the north happens to be a trailhead. Not bad. To the west, open space and partial mountain views.
While I felt like I've been busy and haven't had the time to write on the blog, I've definitely had time to train... That is until Monday when I think I got hurt. If you know me, you know that my most serious injuries didn't come from being an athlete. I hurt myself doing random things that everyday life requires me to do (if you're any of my friends in college, I know you're rolling your eyes now and thinking: "what did you do now??").
On Monday we woke up to a significant amount of snow. And we were getting our bedroom and dining room furniture delivered. I made sure to continue to shovel the driveway so these furniture guys wouldn't bring too much snow into the house- that would just be catastrophic!!
The morning of Tuesday, I woke up with a nasty back pain. I could not bend forward or turn sideways... I went to the doctor to get some moles removed and she mentioned it would probably be best if I didn't run that day cause it could make the incisions bleed too much. I figured it was a good idea since my back hurt, too. Instead, I got a massage that evening.
Wednesday came around and while I could sorta turn to the sides, I couldn't really bend forward. And walking hurt a lot. Sitting, too. Regardless I went for a long walk with my boys.
Thursday and the pain was still there. I still did what I had to do. Clean the condo we moved out of to get it ready for the renter... Exchange some stuff at target, run some errands. Only to come home at 5 in excruciating pain and dig for an old prescription of Vicodin. Despite the painkiller (which I hate taking, btw), I didn't sleep well. And my man said I should do zero physical activity today.
I have an appointment scheduled for 3:30 and I hope they can tell me what's wrong with me. Cause it sucks. It hurts a lot and I have races to train for... I'm hoping it's a simple back strain and will be fixed in 2-3 days.
Have you had any non-running related injuries that have kept you away from running? How do you deal with the urge to run and the frustration of not being able to?