Healed just in time to break myself again

I’ve opted to take things very easy and do a lot of stretching over the next few days.  I’m starting to think this thing in my back started when I screwed up my shoulder, then walked funny because I was tight, then my hips tightened… Apparently, all these muscles are interconnected.  Who knew?  But I’ve been doing lots of stretches and foam rolling and spending time with a trigger point ball at work (which gets me funny looks).  But I think I’m back on the road to recovery.

What this means is that April has been a total loss in terms of training.  I’m hitting the pool tonight, which will be awesome, and then Sunday I’ve got a half marathon to start the month.  I’m already planning to hang with some friends at the back of the pack and chat our way through it.  I just hope I can keep up with their planned slow pace!

And then it’s back to it – with more stretching.

Lesson here?  Stretch, people.  Stretch a lot.  Crazy stretching.  Think you stretch enough?  Nope, do more.

Maybe I should bust out that yoga for runners DVD.  The last time I tried it, I thought I was going to die.  That does not bode well for my core strength.

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