Since my last blog post I have continued to deal with lower back pain. My back has ceased up on me to a point where I needed steroids three times in the past year and a half. This time, I did nothing to provoke it. To make matters worse, the usual steroid dose pack did not completely resolve my pain as it has in the past. My "runner's knee" still hurts and I have not even ran in two months. I have researched enough to know that all of the aches and pains I've experienced over the past 18 months were most likely linked to my lower back issue. You see, all those years of bumps, bruises, and injuries resulting from soccer and working with horses have not fared well while sitting at a desk 40 hours a week with poor posture.
Emilie Jones is an OCR athlete on a mission to become an Elite racer. Follow her journey through this blog and on social media.