I hurt my back during my weight lifting workout today. I was lowering a 90 pound barbell to the floor the same way I’ve done a million times before, being careful to use my legs and not my back, when I felt something in my lower back snap. I knew right away it was bad news! Hopefully it’s just a temporary setback though and not something serious. I took some muscle relaxants which seem to have helped somewhat. I could take more in an hour or so but the first ones made me feel kind of dozy and I have drama rehearsal this evening so I’ll avoid them until afterward if I can.
I also had my first bone density test today. Since I consume large amounts of milk and weight bearing exercise is supposed to be great for your bones, I don’t expect any problems but I’m at an age where it should be checked.
We’re going to miss our treadmill and our free weights when we’re in Japan but we’ll probably make up for the lack of a regular exercise program with the amount of walking we’ll be doing and we’re also hoping to pick up a couple of used bikes at a reasonable price so we should manage to keep in shape.