Yesterday I went to the chiropractor for the first time in my life. After dealing with DU headaches for several weeks I figured it was time to get some help. The Doc loosened me up, cracked my neck and back, and suggested I keep coming in for a couple of weeks. He thinks I probably sprained or strained my neck which has caused swelling. With all of the nerve endings in the spinal area, it can cause headaches and a variety of other problems. He told me to ice the neck and make sure I move my head and neck around throughout the day. He also said that jumping rope or running could cause the most problems because of the repetitive pounding it causes. So, for the most part, everything was as I had predicted. After getting the adjustment, the rest of the day was pretty miserable. I had a slight throbbing headache the entire time I was out playing golf, but it did go away once I got home and was able to ice it. I’m glad to be on track to getting fixed up.
The 5th and last Open workout was announced last night. Thrusters and chest to bar pull-ups are not my strengths, but I’ll do my best. Since today’s WOD at the box involved DUs and some of the same type of movements in 12.5, I decided not to go in. I jumped on the stationary bike at the fitness center in my apartment complex for 30 minutes and went 7.13 miles. I used what the machine called a fat burning workout.