After a rough week (minus the HOOD TO COAST announcement) I am feeling a thousand times better today! My mind was not in a good place all week, so let’s hope today is the start of getting back to normal.
Derek and I had plans to wake up today and grab a juice for breakfast. We have been eating very poorly recently and we are on our way to cleansing our systems. We had a few errands to do first, including stopping at the gym so I could test out my lower back/butt and how it would feel on a bike. I am attending my very first SoulCycle class tomorrow and I DO NOT want to miss it. Luckily, I couldn’t feel any pain and if anything, being on a bike made me feel better! I figured it was just the impact that was making my lower back hurt, but I wanted to be sure.
Anyway, it’s been a full week since injuring my back and even though it’s still sore, I feel like I am finally making progress. I admit, I didn’t really do any stretching or much of anything to try and help it all week. The pain was very up and down and I couldn’t figure out if it was actually getting better or not. The pain initially started in my lower back and has now settled into my glutes and I am convinced they are super tight and that’s why I hurt. I read something that said tight glutes cause lower back pain, so it’s definitely starting to makes sense.
And after having an awesome glue stretching session at the gym, I can already feel a difference. So while I still can’t run just yet, I am going to focus on stretching the heck out of my butt all week. I also have plans to run 11 miles next Sunday with my friend Jeremy, so I better be able to run!
It felt so good to work up a sweat after a whole week of doing nothing. I promise to not be lazy this week! I biked, lifted some weights, and stretched a whole bunch. PUMPED for SOULCYCLE tomorrow!
Hope y’all have a good rest of your weekend!