Thursday, November 27, 2014
Why I'm NOT representing Enell at a Turkey Trot this morning
I was supposed to be running a turkey trot right now in my role as Enell Brand Ambassador. Instead, I'm on the sofa, babying my sore back.
I overdid it this week. Instead of doing a taper like a sane person, I did two workouts on Monday, a run and a hard bike ride. Then I went to a rowing class, and got a little carried away. I didn't feel it during the workout, but when I stopped and stood up, I was in excruciating pain.
I'm definitely grateful NOT to have pain like this most of the time. I don't know how people function. I had to work all day, and was hobbling because it hurt to walk or stand. People asked me all kinds of questions about whether it was muscular or skeletal -- I didn't know because I had never had real back pain before.
I took it easy when I got home from work, watching Mad Men reruns while leaning on an icepack. The next day I woke up sore but I could walk. Today my back is tender but not terrible. I considered going to the race and trying to walk, but I know myself too well -- I'd get carried away and want to run. I don't want to risk re-injuring myself. Once I decided to bail I was sure it was the right decision.
At least the entry fee went to a great cause, Hospice of Northwest Ohio. I will find an opportunity to make this up and represent Enell when I'm healthy and fit.
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07