What’s going on?
Boy howdy, I’m behind in my blog. Â I’m going to whip this one out before heading to the NCWHL board meeting just so that I’m only three entries behind instead of four. Â Yeesh.
New Back Doc
I’m still doing spinal decompression therapy once per week. Â No issues at all!
Last month I noted that I had a minor amount of pain at the end of the session when I move to get off the table. Â This has been much reduced the past couple of times, so, yay!
I did acupuncture once more over the past month. Â I still think it helps; it’s really just my insane schedule that’s preventing me from going more.
Here’s a rough list of the active stuff I’ve done since the August progress report.
- Rode about 230 miles for fun, plus I commuted on the bike maybe a half-dozen times, which would be an additional ~ 275 miles. Â Dude. Â That kinda rules.
- Worked on the Ninjette! Not much, just adding a low volume insert to the exhaust, but it’s the first mechanic stuff I’ve done in a long time
- Hiked ~10 miles the Angel Island weekend (half of that with a 20 lb backpack)
- Couch to 5K on average three times/week
- Continued doing house stuff like painting
Reactions to Activity
For the most part, my back is reacting well to activity. Â I haven’t had any trouble at all with motorcycle rides, even commuting. Â I still have a bit of soreness after a ride longer than 60 or so miles, but it’s not even the 1-3 days of muscle pain that I talked about last month.
I still have thigh/calf tingles and coldness sometimes; I’m starting to think that’ll be a long term thing. Â That’s OK, though, it doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t prevent me from doing anything.
Here’s what’s on tap between now and mid-October:
- More motocamping
- I still need to hit the 100-mile ride goal
- Hanging out at ice rinks in Las Vegas while Peter’s tournament team plays — last time I spent a lot of time in the actual rink, my back would hurt from the cold. We’ll see if that still happens!
- Lots and lots of work; relevant because sitting and meetings and sitting and meetings has historically been quite painful. Â It’s been OK recently, so hopefully that trend will continue.