Thursday, September 07, 2006

Worked Over

Wednesday I had my second chiropractic appointment. Before the adjustment I was treated to a 30 minute massage. She worked over my back and tried her darndest to get deep into the muscles on my left back side. There was some pain involved, but it was the good kind of pain. During the adjustment, the chiro stretched my hamstrings. She said we needed to work on those in the future. I have no doubt about that. I left there feeling really good.

So good in fact I went over to Bonelli for 5 miles on the Cottontail out and back. No signs of hip pain what so ever during the run.

Thursday at work I could feel the pain again, but it felt mostly muscular and moved around from upper part of my left cheek, down into the hamstrings. I had to adjust my sitting position depending on the chair. By the afternoon, my back starting feeling like I had been hit by a large vehicle. Things were definitely sore. This is a side effect of the massage I hadn't counted on.

I'm going to go out tomorrow morning and put in my 15 miles. Later in the morning I'm driving the family up to Napa to visit my father-in-law and his wife and my brother-in-law and his family. I hope to get at least one 5 miler in somewhere in the Vallejo, Napa, Sonoma area before the drive home Sunday afternoon.

One more long run next weekend and then its taper time. Didn't I just do this not that long ago. Three months sure flies by quickly.

Everybody enjoy their runs this weekend. Remember to root for Donald at Big Kahuna, Jeff at The Robin Hood Marathon, Jessica at the OC Heart 5K and Sarah at the McKenzie River Trail 50K. That pretty much covers most of the commonly raced distances. (My apologies to those I missed.) Get out there and have a great time.


PLANET3RRY said...

Have a safe trip... doesn't quite seem time for you to taper again.

Hope that soreness goes away, I need to get to a chiropracter, I think it would help me a bit.

Wes said...

Seems to me the massage probably loosened up some mucles that can now repair themselves effectively. You have a great trip to California and enjoy your 5 mile fun run.

Sarah said...

Thanks Darrell!

Have you tried using a foam roller? I find using mine is just as good or better for me than stretching.

Jessica Deline said...

Run in Napa sounds great! hope that works out for you. Yeah... those "good" massages usually hurt more in the short term than you would expect :)

nattie said...

hmm... not my type of "good pain". kinda reminds me of a friend who's into rolfing. he gets all bruised and achy, but says he loves it. :-) were you pain-free for your 15 miler? enjoy your trip!

Rae said...

Sometimes I am super sore the day after a massage, too. I think it's all those toxins leaving!!

Have a great weekend!

robtherunner said...

I have never tried massage or a chiropractor and hope to stay away at least from the chiropractor. I could go for a good massage though. Three months has flown by indeed.

Mike said...

Reminds me I need to get in for a chiro / massage and let them work their magic- glad to see you are treating the hip pain aggressively!