I was very silly and now I have paid the price. My physio says I can’t train for at least a week – nothing – no cardio, no weights, no sit ups!
After being sick with whatever bug seems to have gone around for two whole weeks I finally got to go back to the gym earlier this week. I was so excited to go and went a bit mad on the machines. I ran and then did some time on the elliptical trainer – all good. Then I went to do weights.
Stupid, stupid, stupid me went onto the leg press. I didn’t use it properly and didn’t extend it before sitting in it, so immediately sat in it hunched up, pushed my weights and felt pain in my back. I figured it was just ‘coming back to the gym pain’ so carried on and was fine until the evening when the twinges started.
I ignored it at first and carried on as normal and this morning I even went to the gym and ran and used the elliptical trainer but decided I would book into my physio just to check as you can never be too careful when it comes to injuries and the back. After doing a number of what seemed like contortionist stretches he said:
“hmmm, ok – you have an irritated disc.”
Irritated! I was irritated at this point. I don’t like having injuries.
“what does that mean exactly?” I said “Can I still run????”
“NO. ” he said. “No training for at least a week”.
There was a bit of an awkward silence whilst my brain came to grips with what that meant and then..
“what no training?, no cardio? no sit ups? no weights??”
“yes that’s what I meant” he said.
Inside my brain did not compute at the thought of no training, no RUNNING!! I haven’t trained in so long, and one stupid mistake means I can’t train at all now.
So I have come home to have a grumble. I feel better already having told you, although it’s funny. You always want to do something you are told not to do, but I know in this case I have to listen to my physio otherwise I will do serious damage and be out of action for even longer.
What a pain!!