I'm Down! (For Now)
So I get up this morning to you guesses it! More rain. But from looking weather.com it looked as if the worst of it would be heading out of the area by noon or so. I figured I'd put the Campeon in the back of the Soob to keep it out of the heavy rains all a.m. and hope for the rain to get the hell out of here by 5.
Well, I'm bending over putting the bike in the Soob, I'm sort of bent in cock-eyed position, stand up and WHAM! My lower back freezes up! A thousand "mother f*ckers" are being shouted in my head and I try not let them out for the entire neighborhood to hear.
First reactions aren't about getting to work, or the pain- It's "I HAVE A FRIGGIN' RACE IN FOUR DAYS!!" and "WHAT ABOUT MY FRIGGIN' RIDE TONIGHT???".
It doesn't hurt when I sit or stand. But the process of sitting/standing sucks or quick movements (I have none). I hung out at work for half a day and then said "f*ck it". Going home to do ice and heat. Now I've just finished an hour of laying on the rumpus room floor alternating ice and the heating pad, taking Aleve like candy and listing to Tapes 'n Tapes on iTunes. Great friggin' day. The Cycling God's are paying me back for SOMETHING, not sure what, but SOMETHING!
Time for more ice/heat. After the first round it's starting to feel looser, but that could be the Aleve too. I feel like I haven't been on the bike in days. Oh wait, I HAVEN'T BEEN ON THE BIKE IN DAYS! Might try to climb on the trainer later if I can get the rusted p.o.s. that is Booger to get out of 53/12!
P.M. EDIT: Tried to get on the trainer. I could pedal fine, but other movements bothered the back a bit. So I aborted and went back to laying on the floor with my legs raised. Seems to be helping even more and I'm hopeful for riding tomorrow. Racing is questionable on Saturday, but at least I have a few days to try to get it in shape. With Big Bear 3 weeks away I need to make sure it's all good. Later.
p.s. Did you hear that sound? That's the sound of my ever fattening belly from not riding for 3 days!