As the title would suggest, I am getting there. I am talking, of course, about my back injury that happened now close to 2 weeks ago.
I went and saw a doctor a few days ago who ordered an x-ray. The x-rays came back looking normal which means that thereâ€™s no herniation, disc, or vertebrae problems. Thank goodness. Apparently itâ€™s all muscle. I must have really done a number.
Through lots of chiropractic visits (THANK YOU, Dr. Meers!) and the PT help from the Tillmans, I am starting to feel way better. What was keeping me from walking, sleeping, smiling, and laughing a week ago is now really not that much more than some really bad muscle soreness.
I am not jumping back into things by any means, however. I am taking things really slow and trying to remain active. Iâ€™ve got another physical therapy appointment tonight, so we will see how that goes. I am pretty much leaving it up to Mike Tillman to let me know when he feels itâ€™s OK for me to go back to normal workouts.
Last night, the WOD was â€œD.T.â€. Itâ€™s by far one of my favorites and I wanted so badly to be able to jump in and do it along with everyone else in the class. I knew that it wouldnâ€™t be a good idea. Plus, I am pretty sure that they wouldnâ€™t have let me do it either. Thatâ€™s the great thing about having coaches and trainers that care.
Instead, I did some slower paced rowing. I did 2 2000m rows trying to keep a 2:15-2:30/500m pace going. From over a hear of hearing â€œPULL HARD!â€, â€œLEGS, HIPS, ARMS!â€, and â€œKEEP IT UNDER 2:00!!â€, it was pretty hard to back off and get it up to 2:30. My times were within about 10s of each other (9:09 & 8:55) but really, I wasnâ€™t gunning for any particular time. I was just trying to get my blood pumping with some sustained activity.