So ever since the wharf to wharf I have had a nagging pain in my left side when I walked for any real distance. To be fair, I had it before the wharf to wharf but I “walked through it” and sometimes it would fade. After the race I couldn’t shake it. Especially when I walked on the treadmills in Vegas.
I have since seen a chiropractor who has told me that my pelvis had tilted and that my right leg was shorter than the other. That was probably while I was feeling the pain. My left side was working overtime for the short leg on the right.
I have had three adjustment sessions. I have not really walked much since. Well…I have a five K coming up on Saturday so in true “me” fashion I decided to start my walking training only a week before.
I walked on my lunch break Monday. OUCH!!! My lower back seized up like it had hot pokers jabbing at it. I stopped several times in the 15 minute walk to stretch out my lower back and every time it seemed worse when I started up…hurting in the front of my hips after.
I had a chiro appt that night so I asked him and he told me that it was my muscles having to readjust to my new pelvic alignment. That makes sense but damn…I have a five K in less than a week…can you put my pelvis back to crooked???
Yesterday I walked again and it was still painful but I was able to walk for 20 mins. Today it was a tad less painful and I was able to walk for 22 mins.
I’m sure it will just take a little time to get my back muscles back to where they should be but…I don’t have the time! I have to walk 3 miles on Saturday morning and I’m not sure I am going to be able to do it!
Humph. The only thing I can do is hope and keep walking.