About 3 lifts into the day something tweaked in my lower back and there wasn't really much I could do after that. I tried to push through and do a few more reps, but it just wasn't happening. I video taped a couple and I am so wobbly. The weight doesn't feel that heavy to me, but just looking at my form ... it's no bueno. I did a couple C and J's at 35 lbs...and that was easy. I video taped a C and J at 45 lbs and that's when my back felt like crap. I initially didn't think I could even do that weight, but after video review...its not pretty...but I don't even really have to drop down that much to get under it for the jerk. I did one more C and J at 45lbs with MUCH better form after that, but no video for that one unfortunately.
I switched over to back squat, thinking that it would be less tiresome on my back. The video I took shows me doing 65 lbs. It, again, didn't feel that bad, but my left leg compensates a lot for my right one in the video. Which is odd? I would think that my left would be weaker.
I decided to run on the treadmill so the rest of the trip to the gym wasn't a waste. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy that felt. I am not a runner and I have always hated doing it, but today felt pretty good. Yay endurance!! :) I did 20 mins - alternating sprinting and jogging.
So....I guess the moral of the story is that I have to accept the fact that I will have to start light and it's going to take me time to get back to where I was. I am worried, especially today after being upset about it, that it's going to be very hard to do this on my own. I get discouraged sooooo easily.
I'll probably have to take a couple days off to make sure I'm on the mend, but maybe Sunday I can back and front squat a little? We'll see how it goes.