I gave myself a nice little Lumbar Strain last week as I attempted to do some real work like splitting firewood and staining our house. It may have not been so bad if I hadn’t death marched up Leith Hill, the small 1300m peak behind CHV, with poor hunched over, hands on knees form. I then did a small time trial up Helicopter Hill the next day, where again some poor form was used.
Luckily a quick trip to the doctor in Darfield yielded some Diclofenac (anti inflammatory) and Baclofen (muscle relaxant = good sleep!). I was amazed how much pain I was in considering nothing was broken, nor was I bleeding, so the little pills are going down a treat at the moment.
I haven’t run for 4 days now and I am starting to go a little (more) crazy with the lack of exercise so I’ll attempt a small run today and see how I hold up.