Labor Day weekend’s weather has been perfect: blue skies, cool temperatures, warm sun, and low humidity. Have you been able to really enjoy this beautiful weather? We have, but not like I expected to enjoy it.
I’ve been trying to mentally make lemonade because my back has thrown lemons at me. I broke down last week and took a half day off from school to see a physical therapist because I knew that something was really wrong with my back. I’ve suffered from muscle spasms and back pain since August 2nd and my life feels like it has been on hold. My therapist found that my pelvis was out of position in four places and now we are working on getting my muscles strengthened to hold myself in the correct place. I’ve played tennis once in almost a month. I miss it!! I haven’t gone for a run since last Sunday. I need to run!! My therapist told me not to run or walk until my back is fixed. I almost cried until she told me the good news….I’m allowed to bike because my pelvis stays in a forward position while biking. Biking is my lemonade for now.
Saturday I took a ride on my mountain bike on our local bike trail while Mr. SP played tennis. I am not very confident on my mountain bike because I have a hard time getting out of my clip-in pedals. I’m also terrified that a dog on a leash will get between my wheels or that a small child will dart out in front of me. I never really relaxed while I rode but at least I moved a bit. I carried my phone with me, just in case, and took a few pictures. The trail crosses the James River and is quite scenic in this area. This old railroad bridge is pretty and so are the views of the mountains. It’s starting to look a bit like fall!
I’m hoping that when I have my PT appointment on Tuesday that I’ll be told that I can run. I miss my tennis but I suppose I’ll have to run without back trouble before I can hope to play tennis.
Enjoy this beautiful day! I think we’ll probably head to the lake to take advantage of a day off with sun.