Thirty days ago, I was suffering from horrible back pain. On April 1st, I went into my doctor only to discover I had injured my back. That brought on three weeks of no work and rest. Definitely not the April I had planned to have. It was anything but.
Thirty days later, I was back in the gym. Granted, I’m still recovering from my herniated disk injury (which will never truly be healed), but I am in a much better place than I was. It felt so good to get back into my fitness routine again. I won’t be running for at least another month, but in the meanwhile, I can hit up the treadmill, bike, weight machines and do pilates workouts at home. My current plan is to strengthen my back and legs so that once I am able to get back into running, it will come much easier. Today’s workout was a bit easier than past workouts, as I have to ease back in per the physical therapist. I spent some time on the treadmill, a brief time on the elliptical, cycled a couple of miles on the stationary bike and did some strength training.
Next Saturday, I will be getting back into the 5k race game with the I-Drive 5k in Orlando. I won’t be able to run the race of course, but nonetheless, I can’t wait to get back out there and walk it. It’s going to feel good to get back into the swing of things, so to speak.