Thursday, 7 April 2016

Dumb 1 - 4

Well bollix to it.
I'm off the bike again.
neglected proper rest and stretching and have been unable to cycle since Tuesday.
Rested for a few hours after the 80k with Orwell on Saturday and ideally would have liked to stay in for the evening but had promised a friend I'd meet up with her for the cinema at 5.30pm, so headed out again when really I should have stayed put.
Dumb number 1.
But it was the cinema, I'd be sitting down, surely that'd be fine? 
And I'm sure it might have been except afterwards I decided I'd walk from Smithfield over to Cork st which is a bit of a trek anyway, but given my cycle a few hours earlier it was definitely dumb number 2.
Next day I drove over to IMMA, which was good.
Exhibition by Hennessy was ok. I liked a couple of his paintings, one of a lovely sunny countryside scene with a woman in black to the left standing with her back to us (which I took for depression)
The other painting I liked was one of an old derelict cottage being reclaimed by surrounding brambles, trees, nature.
Not so much walking in IMMA, but I drove over to the war memorial park to watch some rowers racing on the Liffey.
I was physically tired and should have just headed home, stayed a little too long. Dumb number 3.
Monday, I decided I was fit as a fiddle and cycled the 8k to work, after work cycled 5k to a 6pm class on Pembroke st, cycled 6k home at 7pm and was trembly. There's only so much dumb my body can take apparently.
Tuesday, I had to drive to work, there was no fit and no fiddle. 
I was drained and felt very weak, too fragile to cycle. An Inflammation party was in full swing across my lower back. Not painful thankfully, just hours of constant spasming across my back. Anti inflammatory tablets had no effect, no surprise there. Ran an epsom salt bath when I got home, was comotosed and slept like a log.
Tired again Weds and tired again today. The inflammation died down today which gave way to the tightness across my back which must have been there all along asked by the inflammation.
Got a bit panicky, what could I do?
Called the UCD physio where I used to see Ciara, asked if by any chance did they have an apt for a deep tissue massage - they did if I could get there in 20 mins.
Quick lower back massage and some dry needling and I was back to work for the afternoon. Back home and I'm zonked again, but he said to expect to feel like I'd been hit in the back (nice).
I'm a little down I mightn't make the 2nd spin on Saturday. It's a flat 77km too which I'd be well able for.
Fingers crossed this weakness lifts.