flare ups

Well, on Sunday I had a minor flare up and while it is better today (Tuesday), it did affect me. I feel the radiating pain in my left glute with some loss of power, for a while. It mostly affects me when I lay down in bed and then try to get up.

This is nowhere near the worst I’ve had and I’ve managed without extra pain stuff; I was careful with my workouts though.

Monday: got up early, started full PT by 5:30 mixed with push ups (6 sets of 15, 1 of 20), and I also had 2 sets of 5 single pull ups
Then enough pull up reps to get to 40 total; very careful with the back. Some were “single/wobble board step up” (sets of 10)

Then a fairly brisk 2 mile walk.

Then 5 negatives, 5 singles to get t0 50.

Downstairs: bench: 10 x 134, 10 x 134, 4 x 155, 5 x 155 (watching the radiating pain)

curls: 3 sets of 10

Lunch: commuter walk.

Tuesday: PT, then off to swim. 600 of back/side, 200 of 25 kick, 25 swim (fins).

Jason was there so I let him get a half length lead and I went after him. Almost caught him, he pulled away, and then I got right to his feet but could not close:

4:37, 9:16, 14:02, 18:21 (really kicked it in on the last 250)

4:37, 4:39, 4:46, 4:19..kind of wonder about the last 2 splits. But the 18:21 was real, and my best in a long time.

200 cool down, then 200 pull.

Then came a slowish 3 mile walk (prior to taking B to the hand doctor)