It's my own fault.
You see, yesterday before training, I decided to test my chin up pull up abilities. The chin up went without a hitch. Yay! The pull up, well, not so much.
I was attempting to engage my back more, as my trainer had suggested (I'm always trying to... It's just that those muscles aren't particularly strong, apparently. To my credit, it went really well, until my back decided to stage a protest.
That protest took the form of a very sudden, very sharp, very strong pain on the left side of my beck between my scapula and my spine. From then on, I was not able to move very well.
I still trained, of course, mostly because I was there, and most of the movements were not all that painful. The fact that I can move at all probably means that I didn't tear a muscle. I stopped training when it did hurt too much.
After arriving home, I complained like a child to the Amazing Flatmate. She has these wonderful things called Miracle Balls. Feeling badly that I was an idiot and thus in pain, she lent them to me. It hurt a lot, but it helped enough to permit me to fall asleep.
For the record, searing back pain makes for a terrible sleep.
I tried the ball thingies again in the morning, just after the Amazing Flatmate left for work. I placed the balls under my back and laid down on the floor, trying to let my own bodyweight do its thing. It hurt less than last night, so that's improvement.
That said, I'm still in a fair amount of pain, and my range of motion when turning my head isn't spectacular. I feel like Michael Keaton's Batman; you know, with the hard plastic cowl that prevented him from turning his head at all. I won't be at training tonight obviously. I'll be at home, lying on the ground, hoping my back sorts itself out soon.
Honestly, if I'm not injured in some way, it wasn't a training session.
In other news, the Kickstarter for my friend's really awesome game Blush is ongoing. Please contribute. Even a dollar helps. Even better, they're running a contest on their blog. Contribute to the Kickstarter, and you could win a $50.00 gift certificate for JenEric Designs. Sounds awesome, right? Click here to view the competition.
And please contribute. Knowledge is power, and especially so when it comes to personal and reproductive health.
Alright, that's all from me. I'm going to go look up cheap massage parlours...