Here is something you may not have known…

October 24, 2009

Your spine is made up of several vertebra- the one closest to your buttocks is the L-5,  When you improperly perform dead lifts in the gym you’re likely to aggravate the L-5 vertebra.

I did dead lifts in the gym this morning. 

I may have angered my L-5 vertebra. 

The only way to describe the pain I’m in is to ask you to imagine having one of the Keebler Elves, or the Lucky Charm’s Leprechaun if that imagery works better for you, nestled inside the back of your under britches banging on your rectum with a rubber mallet like Jose Conseco inside a batting cage. 

The good news is my elf only swings when I do something crazy- like the Lambada, cartwheels or inhale.  If I can just stop doing all of those things for the next 20-minutes the Motrin should kick in disabling the angry man with the mallet.

I guess the bigger question is- why would I feel the need to pick up a really heavy inanimate object in the first place.  I don’t have a good explanation for that one- it perplexes even me…

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Heather posted the following on October 24, 2009 at 11:55 pm.

Uh, excuse me, you taught me how to do these why?!
Seriously, though, hope the angry little man goes away soon. 🙂

Craig posted the following on October 26, 2009 at 9:56 am.

OH man feel your pain I have flattened discs at L4 and L5 from stupidly picking up something too heavy when I was in my early 20’s. it’ll get better. Hurts like none other. Hope you feel better soon.

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