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On The Mend

Just over 2 weeks since my lower back decided to revolt, it is on the mend.  It has felt better everyday but yesterday it felt good enough to go for a run.  It was a slow and steady 5.5km with no real issue.  I was sure that I would feel it today but all is good.  I was very careful to ice and stretch it last night and go for ART/Chiro this morning.

The plan for the next few weeks is to work on core strength and gradually increase my running pace and distance again.  I can't remember the last time I only did one workout in a 2 week period.  Yesterday morning, my inactivity got to me and I did a series of sit-ups, push-ups and squats all using various iPhone apps.  I hope do to these daily while away in Spain.

Will be in Valencia for the Las Fallas Festival.  Celebrations have already started.  Below is a video from March 1st of the fireworks and fire crackers that are a highlight of the festival.  We have been told that the celebrations are 24 hours.  Needless to say, we have packed our ear plugs and eye masks for sleeping.  Not that sleeping will be a priority during this leg of the trip.  We plan to take in every minute of celebration we can.   

Las Fallas Festival 
March 1, 2012 
Valencia Spain


Lora Abernathy said…
I feel you on the low back pain. Glad you're on the mend.

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