Sunday, September 23, 2012


Sorry I abandoned my blog for a while. Life just got in the way. Seeing as it is just for fun and I couldn't manage it all, I had to take a break from my blog. It was just too much. I'm back now though.

Since I have had Hailey I have been having issues with my back. I attribute it to the lack of ab strength from being pregnant. When I started doing crossfit I figured it would help out with that. It did, but I could not get caught up. While doing deadlifts just over two weeks ago now I felt that familiar pop feeling and a wave of pain dispurse through my lower back. I debated for a little while on whether or not to tell the trainer or just keep going. Of course silly me, I kept going and finished the work out. By the time I finished and my back started to tighten up I was in a lot of pain. I could barely move. Luckly, I made good time on my way to work so I was able to stop at the store to get some pain meds. It was a very long day at work but I made it.

Fast forward a week and a half later, I was feeling a lot better. I went for two short runs and had no problems. I went back to crossfit. I had no problems during the work out. I kept it light and took my time, but once again when I went to work my back tightened up and I regretted my decision. It took another two days to undo what I did.

Then my husband and I tried rock climbing for the first time (more on this later). I had already rescheduled the session once and I didn't want to move it again. It took four days to undo the pain.

Now I am feeling a lot better. I have also decided though that I need to take the four to six weeks break from lifting and just let it heal. I'm going to go for small runs since that seems not to affect my back. I'll wait another week though.

I really really dislike injuries. I hate having to redo the progress I made, but I know I can make things a lot worse if I don't take a break.