I knew this was not going to be a good race. I had spent most of Saturday curled up with my stomach doing what it does best. Then that night my back was just hurting constantly. I had gone out on friday night to the bottle store for the guys and when I put the box of beers into the car I felt my lower back go zing!!! Normally I can lay on my back and be ok but last night it throbbed all night.
I got up and headed to the track. It was very hot and muggy today. The air felt thick and wet which made it hard to breath. I warmed up and made my way to the start line.
The first km was comfortable and I sat about 2 m behind Paul and was happy enough to be there but just as I went through 1km my back went on me. It felt like I had been kicked in the centre lower back. I was able to walk but I was slowing fast. I watched as Paul got further and further away from me and there was little I could do about it. I had no power at all. It was incredibly sticky out there and I was struggling to breath well. (turns out it was 28 degrees and 83% humidity - clear skys but there is a storm coming)
I tried to rub my back as I walked but that didnt work very well. The pain was easing but I just couldnt get anything working smoothly again.
I crossed the line in 17:07 - I was so disappointed as I know I can easily go sub 17min. I need to contact the chiro again but I also think it is time to see the dr and get an xray of my back. So needless to say, I was not able to jump today at the long jump event to raise money for Jai's wee girl. I still donated some money but with my back the way it was .... not a good idea to jump.
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