I had a flare up this morning. I got up, sat at the computer catching up with the late college games, then it flared up when I laid down to stretch. I managed to get just loose enough to lift and walk (these were pain free) but then …upon cooling down, it came back. Pain in the left glute/leg..clear what it was.
BUT…though the Z-position helped what really took it away was a hot shower with water in the small of the back.
Evidently, tight lumbar muscles bring it on too. So, much of my learning to live with this is knowing what hurts it, what doesn’t, when to move, when to rest, when to grab the ice bag and when to use heat.
The good news: walking to and from the stadium (.7-.8 miles each way) was fine and my walks and workout went fine.
Saturday a LOT of PT, mixed in with pull ups and push ups, 2 walks: 5K and a 2 miler with a 5 minute rest (75 minutes for 5.3 miles, which includes the break), and then downstairs for weights.
The details: pull ups with holds on some: 3, 3, 3, 5, 5, 4, 5, 4, 4, 4 then 2 negative, 2 negative.
push ups: 20 regular, 30 incline, 30 incline, then 2 sets of 10 with and extra banded walk.
Then the 2 walks: faster, 5K walk first. Both went great.
Then weight room: superset
3 sets of 10 x 94 Swiss bar high incline press, 3 sets of 10 curls
3 sets of 10 x 134 legs up bench.
After weight (house scale: 199) note that the first leather weight belt I bought now fits.
Sunday woke up feeling fine…flare up started after I sat for a while and tried my usual PT. Then after the bathroom, it really got going so I tried to work through it.
Fortunately deads were good:
10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 228 low
10 x 260 8 inch (very easy)
Then the walk, which went fine.
Lots of traffic and a gray, damp sky. But the walk went well; no real rain.