A week ago Friday night I hurt my low back with an ill-advised lift. At first my back was just somewhat sore, but by Monday morning I knew I shouldn't go in to work, and by Tuesday morning I couldn't get myself out of bed due to back spasms. Needless to say, exercise walks were O-U-T.
Fortunately, Dr. Kevin Smith, a chiropractor at Moscow Health and Wellness Center, was able to help me. After two visits with him and a couple of additional days of rest, I am nearly normal (back-wise, that is).
Today I took my first exercise walk since the injury. The day is beautiful, partly cloudy and 50 degrees with a light wind. I didn't try to make time, just walked purposefully along. At Dairy Road, I was only 12 minutes out, and considered walking three more minutes outbound -- but then I thought "Well, I don't really know what my back will think of the extra", so I turned around. Total for the trip was just about 25 minutes.