Wednesday, March 28, 2007

These Damned Feet of Clay!!

This ol' Queen has feet of clay after all. My elation and, truth to say, pleasure in managing to run short distances this weekend has been short-lived.
There does indeed appear to still be something wrong with my back. The short bursts of jogging I did over the weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) have resulted in much back pain. The pain is centred on the base of my spine (injured when I fell on the skiing trip last year) and when particularly bad it spreads across the pelvis and up the spine.
I am now on painkillers and have been off work for a couple of days, waiting for the aggravation to recede.
It's getting better now, but I won't be running the Race for Life at this rate - my back is just too fragile.
So it's back to walking.....
I feel such a cripple, but my back has taken quite a beating over the last 40 years, often landing me in hospital, from road accidents to slips and falls. They say 'you only have one back' - how true that is!
cq

6 comments:

Bob-kat said...

So you won't be breaking any records then?! :-) It's not the Olympics so don't beat yourself up about it. Just rest, afterall walking raises just as much money as running!

I hope your back gets better soon [hugs] (but not squeezing too tightly 'cause of your back!).

Uisce said...

oh no! but we'll have a jog-a-thon for you and raise all kinds of money and we'll cure you in no time!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Sorry to hear that about the race and your back. I know you wanted to run in it.

Le laquet said...

Ouch ... but run / walk at least you're doing your bit!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So sorry you are going through this, my dear...I wondered when you said you were jogging a bit, how that would sit with your dear back...! I hope you will heal very soon and walking in that 'Run' is a big committment, too! That you want to do it at all, is admirable...but don't put your back through hell, please dear CQ...Pamper, Pamper, Pamper...
((((HUGS)))))

David said...

i may have something for your sore back- i am testing it out this week on my dear mum, will advise if it relieves her pain, and then I will order you some. we need you strong and walking tall!

Hail the golden voiced CQ!