This shit is debilitating. I can’t even describe it. It’s worse to sit and lay down than anything else, too. So ‘resting’ is actually painful.
It started the day we did the last HBBS 1RM and then it went away, and then it came back when I did the crazy cleans WOD and then I got sick. Like virus sick. Like, I was fine one day, a little sore, and that night it hit me like food poisoning, almost. I was achy, sore, couldn’t eat, didn’t want to eat, lethargic, drained, miserable, hot, then cold. WTF. I was out of commission from the night of April 12th (when it started) to April 16th. That’s when I finally felt human enough to go to Yoga again.
But the soreness. First, when the virus shit when away, yoga felt AMAZING. That Wednesday class on April 16th was remarkable. I have honestly NEVER felt better. I felt so good. I felt strong, capable, like I had finally achieved this long coming goal that I had been working towards. Practice felt smooth and movements came with ease. I didn’t struggle, I loved every second of it. THIS is what I’ve been waiting for! This is how I’m supposed to feel!!!
Then I went to Crossfit Thursday. And it was great. I loved every second of it, except for the stupid Hatch Cycle but whatever.
123 wall balls/weighted squats/thrusters in 8 min.. and well, my fucking quads still feel like they’re going to explode. I knew it would happen. I felt it after I was done. My legs were shaking and I knew it was a stupid WOD to do after not working out for a week, but damn it, I can do wall balls! I’m good at wall balls!
So here I am, a couple days later, and not only are my quads still sore as shit which is something I can deal with, but my spine. My neck and spine are miserable. I even tried the giant massage hook thing that we have. I can’t say that it helped.
I have foam rolled. I have BCAAed, I have Ibuprofened (even though I really hate taking stuff now). I have stretched, rag dolled, rested. I can’t make this pain go away. It SUCKS. I’m seriously ready to call a chiropractor, and I really never ever do that. I’m ready to find the strongest muscle relaxer we have in the depths of our medicine cabinets and take double the dosage.
|my spine and neck and shoulder blade pain location|
I have a hot date booked with Chuck tomorrow, my massage therapist, but I’m actually worried that this is beyond muscular now. I keep imagining the worst, like my spine is actually broken and my muscles are what’s keeping everything held together. Do I get a massage? Do I take a muscle relaxer? What do I do?? It’s not bad enough to go to the ER, and Dave’s not here anyways. I wouldn’t go without him with me.
The thing is, what did I do? Nothing that I did was out of the ordinary. And there was no sudden impact or anything. It was all the heavy weight stuff I always do. I don’t even know if it’s crossfit related, because really, the pain came after two nights of using the wrong pillow and I didn’t realize it, so my head was elevated more than usual. Two nights of that and I had my gross stomach virus shit. And the pain went away too, and then came back after Thursday’s workout. 🙁 I hope I feel better tomorrow.