Over the past week I’ve been experiencing pain in my back. Each morning I have been waking up with an ache about 4 inches below my shoulders. It only presents itself after I’ve been lying down for a few hours and goes away once I’m out of bed and moving around.
When I woke up at 4:00am on Saturday morning, it took some serious effort to push through the pain and climb out of bed. Once I stood up, my back felt instantly better but my calves hurt. I was going to take a ride over to the gym for a quick cardio session but I thought I’d better not push it.
Cardio was out, as was a strength training leg workout. An upper body strength workout was also out because I didn’t want to aggravate my back. I wound up making my way down to the living room and put on the TV. I watched Jason Bourne thwart assassins and took it easy for a couple of hours. When my daughter woke up we played for a little while.
That was basically my day in a nutshell. I hung out around the house, played with my daughter, and did some light housework. Due to light activity my MyFitnessPal Calorie allotment was lower than a typical workout day and I went over my goal by 53 calories. It wasn’t where I wanted to be in terms of nutrition but it was a rest day, I’m not going to beat myself up over it.