Monday was my first ski outing has turned into my first recovery from a back spasm heading into the new year. I spent a lot of time picking myself up after falling on my first outing. It was hard work. I felt very uncoordinated. My abs were sore that evening and I knew that I was going to have to be careful to not have my back act up. Sure enough the back was a problem on Tuesday. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Ridge B. at LSM chiropractic right away (thanks for the continued support).
I am still recovering and will be doing so over the next few days and weeks.
This injury has placed the focus on my need for added core strength and conditioning. I have had minor back problems with something coming about this time of the year each year. The pattern is for me to try something new after the season is over. Then I am sore. Then I have a back spasm. Years ago it was from kick boxing. Then it was from running. Now it is skiing. The underlying issue is my core strength. It isn't prominent when doing activities that I am conditioned to do, but when I do something new the problem exposes itself.
So, my first resolution (not usually a person who makes an annual resolution but rather someone that tries to live well all year round) will be to address my core fitness.
Happy New Years! Happy strong back?