In my effort to finish my strength training routine before I went to class monday, I rushed through the movements and somehow tweaked my back. Its the right lower side, and boy, did it hurt! It didn't really hurt at all at the time, but just got progressively worse until yesterday when certain movements caused me to audiably express how much it hurt!
My dad, an experienced sufferer of back pain, gave me a exercise routine (closer to stretching than a workout though) to help, and told me to do it twice a day and apply ice.
It hurt like crazy last night (and kept waking me up) but is more managable today. My 'ice pack' is a frozen bag of broccoli, and I used that again today after doing the exercises. This worries me mostly because of the Marathon I'm scheduled to do this weekend. However, my dad is confident that if I do what he says, it should be fine in a few days. Here's hoping!
Depending on how it's feeling, I'm going to try for a short run tonight. But, most important is being well for sunday, so it I think it might make it worse, than I'll just cut my losses and rest.
Arg...this is not the time to get hurt!