It started the day we did the last HBBS 1RM and then it went away, and then it came back when I did the crazy cleans WOD and then I got sick. Like virus sick. Like, I was fine one day, a little sore, and that night it hit me like food poisoning, almost. I was achy, sore, couldn't eat, didn't want to eat, lethargic, drained, miserable, hot, then cold. WTF. I was out of commission from the night of April 12th (when it started) to April 16th. That's when I finally felt human enough to go to Yoga again.
But the soreness. First, when the virus shit when away, yoga felt AMAZING. That Wednesday class on April 16th was remarkable. I have honestly NEVER felt better. I felt so good. I felt strong, capable, like I had finally achieved this long coming goal that I had been working towards. Practice felt smooth and movements came with ease. I didn't struggle, I loved every second of it. THIS is what I've been waiting for! This is how I'm supposed to feel!!!
Then I went to Crossfit Thursday. And it was great. I loved every second of it, except for the stupid Hatch Cycle but whatever.
123 wall balls/weighted squats/thrusters in 8 min.. and well, my fucking quads still feel like they're going to explode. I knew it would happen. I felt it after I was done. My legs were shaking and I knew it was a stupid WOD to do after not working out for a week, but damn it, I can do wall balls! I'm good at wall balls!
So here I am, a couple days later, and not only are my quads still sore as shit which is something I can deal with, but my spine. My neck and spine are miserable. I even tried the giant massage hook thing that we have. I can't say that it helped.
I have foam rolled. I have BCAAed, I have Ibuprofened (even though I really hate taking stuff now). I have stretched, rag dolled, rested. I can't make this pain go away. It SUCKS. I'm seriously ready to call a chiropractor, and I really never ever do that. I'm ready to find the strongest muscle relaxer we have in the depths of our medicine cabinets and take double the dosage.
|my spine and neck and shoulder blade pain location|
The thing is, what did I do? Nothing that I did was out of the ordinary. And there was no sudden impact or anything. It was all the heavy weight stuff I always do. I don't even know if it's crossfit related, because really, the pain came after two nights of using the wrong pillow and I didn't realize it, so my head was elevated more than usual. Two nights of that and I had my gross stomach virus shit. And the pain went away too, and then came back after Thursday's workout. :( I hope I feel better tomorrow.