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So basically this is a delayed blog post, because I was having some continued struggles with my back.
I have pretty much written off traditional medicine as the doctors cant really do anything for me and my lower back pain.
So after a survey of what some others have done for various aches, pains and injuries it was looking like I was going to have to try some hippy medicine options if i wanted to get back to running. The week for this blog went like this:
Monday: 2x750m swims
Tuesday: 2x750m swims
Wednesday: 2x750m swims + 12 mile bike ride
Thursday: 2x750m swims
Friday: 2x750m swims + 12 mile bike ride
Saturday: 12 mile bike ride
Very absent of the running.
So i decided when looking at the options around the Nish, that of the hippy medicines, message therapy would be the first on the list to give it a go.
Now i have tried a chiropractor before, but the dude kept want to "crack me" and I was dead set against it. On the second appointment he was trying to convince me so hard I finally had to tell him " dude, no means no, no means no".
I didnt go back.
So I made my appointment, wasnt sure what to expect, was hoping no awkward nakedness, no candles and no talk of breathing into my Shakira. I might have that wrong. hehe
I was pleasantly suprised to find the office, looked doctory, and not hippyish.
After some conversation about my previous back, and knee injuries, my fitness goals, and some additional health issues she was starting the healing process.
First thing I heard was a gasp. Followed by " wow, i dont even know where to start your back is pretty messed up" #encouraging
Over the course of the session, she worked on the various muscle groups in my legs and back.
One of the questions asked was would i ever consider yoga.
I replied with ' no, i dont want to be that guy in the yoga class'
She assumed I meant the creepy guy at the back and had a little look of understanding in her eye.
Oh no, no not that guy i said, the FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRBBBBBPPPPTTTTT guy.
I dont want to be that guy.
What she said?
You know the farting guy I said.
I dont think i have ever heard that before, and she started laughing.
I can admit it openly, I...Am....Gassy, BUT i dont want to expose a room full of bendy people that have paid to be bendy in an enclosed space to that.
I dont think she realised what she was getting into by taking on me and my back.
I did feel better in my legs and hips so I made another appointment.
Unfortunately the recommendations were to not participate in the triathlon coming up this week, stop lifting anything over 3lbs and many, many new stretches.
Pretty disappointing to keep working towards something and have these road blocks put up in the way. Hopefully I will be able to get some running in during the next week so that i can try the Melmerby one coming up.
Hopefully the hippy medicine will keep helping out my back, because i think i have built up a tolerance to robaxacet over the years, cause it doesnt really do much anymore.
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan