Or so says Dalton. But me, well, I don’t know about that. My back and leg have been in somewhat intense pain for about a week. I think it’s the sciatic nerve, though I have no clue about that stuff. I just know the pain starts in my left lower back, goes down by butt, my left hammy, wraps around my calf and ends up in my foot. Sometimes my foot feels numb, mostly it all just hurts when I stand, walk, sit, lay, read, eat, skydive, go elephant hunting….
I think the pain started last week, after we did that weird workout at the track that included jumping jack clapping leg lifts, hopping on one leg, running while holding your breath, bunny hopping, fast feet, etc. I was super sore the next day, and since then I’ve had this pain. More than one person has suggested a chiropracter, but that’s just not my style. I’m more of a Patrick Swayze than a Dennis Quaid, whatever that means.
I missed class yesterday morning, mostly by oversleeping my alarm clock, but partly because it was more of those unordinary exercises. So today I ran an easy 3.75 miles around the neighborhood today at lunch in a comfortable 28 minutes. The back and leg were stiff and painful for much of the run, but by then end they felt a little better, looser.
Oh, I also fractured the tip of my left index finger playing baseball a couple weeks ago and the jarring and pounding of running makes it throb. So there’s that too.
Ok, that’s all the belly aching for today, but I’m sure we’re all happy to learn that though Dalton may be gone, his legacy lives on.