Day 140. I am the master of my own back pain

My Mizuno Wave Runners, 9.5 AA, complete with custom orthotics are just aching to get out there.My back has been bothering me a lot lately.  No, like really a lot.  In fact every time I go to yoga, it chiropractically adjusts itself about ten different times in all sorts of poses.  

Sometimes all I need to do is lie down flat on my back on the floor, which I can't really do since my hips are torqued due to all sorts of problems with scoliosis, tight muscles and the like.  Other times, I can get my back to release by doing forward folds, child's pose or half tortoise (at Bikram), and ahhhh does it feel good. Until it starts to hurt again almost immediately. 

So in the midst of all these back issues, I decided to run around the block today--twice.  And if you've been reading this blog or know me, then you know that's a big deal.  (Recap of why here).  So what prompted this utterly reckless behavior?  Wellllll, I was out for a power walk and it was sunny and the kids were with the baby sitter and my ipod was playing "Let's Get it Started" by the Black Eyed Peas and I just couldn't help myself.  I miss running so much. I miss getting in the zone. I miss sweating, I miss being part of the running community.  Plus one of the reasons I'm doing a personal yoga challenge is to see if I can ever get back to racing, marathoning etc.  So I threw caution to the wind and picked up the pace for a little bit....

...and it felt great.  No disasters to report (except for a major lack of stamina) and for about seven minutes I was having the time of my life.  And then later in the day I went to Bikram...and my back was twanging all over the place.  

So where does that leave me?  No idea.  Check back with me after another hundred days.....