Last week both of the boys were off school for winter break (or what I like to call just another reason to be a teacher), and in an effort to make it a true winter "vacation" I tried to schedule some fun activities for them. They saw the Star Wars 3D movie with Kel on Tuesday while I was in Ithaca, we had multiple play dates (at one point I had 4 boys at my house), and we went bowling or what I will now call my downfall.
Now, let me say that I am in no way a "bowler." I am really, really bad. But since my crash, I have noticed I have taken bad to a whole new level because my shoulder really wants nothing to do with bowling. This is definitely not a tragedy since I was never in the running to become the next great professional bowler. Anyhoo, I decided that I would bowl one game with the boys and then they could bowl the rest with the other mom that came. I was about 3/4 of the way through a very dismal game, getting beat by both 8 year olds AND both 5 year olds (in my defense, they were using bumpers and I was not), and I went to let go of the ball and something went very, very wrong in my back.
It was a deep, sharp pain in the right side of my lower back. It was definitely not good. I finished up the game with a grand series of gutter balls and came in last with a score of 48!
On Friday I ran, which amazingly didn't bother my back at all, and I swam which only bothered my back when I turned - ouch! I probably should have gone to see my chiro on Friday, but with both boys it's really hard and I decided it could wait until Monday. Coach pulled all of my workouts for the weekend, which sucked, and Monday I hobbled into the chiro to find out that I had sprained my SI joint and it would be about a week until it was feeling better.
The good news is, while not 100% just yet, it is definitely feeling better. The bad news is that I have basically had 2 recovery weeks in a row and haven't been on my bike in over a week. Ugh.
Stupid bowling injury. The lamest injury ever. I will never bowl again.